Moving Image announces the first edition of Moving Image Istanbul to run alongside ArtInternational, Haliç Congress Centre, Istanbul, September 25-28, 2014
Moving Image art fair is very pleased to announce the inaugural edition of Moving Image Istanbul, an expansion of our flagship fairs in New York and London. Moving Image Istanbul is the first in a series of new locations for the fair, designed to bring video art to a wider audience and help participating galleries explore emerging markets around the globe. Moving Image Istanbul will take place in the Kuleli Building of the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, September 25-28, 2014, running alongside the highly acclaimed fair ArtInternational. Moving Image Istanbul remains true to our central mission of offering a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms.
Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman explained, “With this expansion to the very exciting and burgeoning art market in Istanbul, the gateway between Europe and the Middle East, Moving Image seeks to broaden the international scope of its mission to connect more of the collectors, curators, and dealers supporting contemporary artists working in moving-image-based media.”
Kathleen Forde, Artistic Director of Borusan Contemporary Istanbul and a member of the Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee, elaborated on the choice of Istanbul, “As a longtime fan and advisor for the Moving Image Art Fair in New York, I am thrilled to hear that it will be launched in Istanbul this year. The Istanbul art scene has had a definitive international boom in recent years which appears only to be continuing to gain momentum. Moving Image has always been forward thinking across the board from concept, to timing, to location and of course in the work it presents… so it is in line with their progressive paradigms to be coming to Istanbul at this time. Perfect timing, as always! I am really looking forward to seeing the fair in this special context.”
We are delighted that Moving Image Istanbul will be produced alongside ArtInternational. Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of ArtInternational in Istanbul, noted, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the presence of Moving Image alongside ArtInternational this year. Istanbul lends itself magnificently to such an initiative – the demand for internationally celebrated art is high here and our experience with ArtInternational’s own screening program has shown us that video works are particularly appreciated. We are really happy to be able to welcome this dynamic new element alongside our Fair. I’m grateful to Yesim Turanli of Pi Artworks, a member of ArtInternational’s Selection Committee, who initially suggested this collaboration last March. It seemed immediately a wonderful idea and I congratulate Murat and Edward for seeing it through and taking the decision to expand into this exciting market.”
Participation in Moving Image Istanbul is by invitation of the Curatorial Advisory Committee: Paola Alzugaray (Independent curator, São Paulo, Brazil), Sabine Brunckhorst (Collector, Hamburg, Germany), Dan Cameron (Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California), Kathleen Forde (Artistic Director, Borusan Contemporary Istanbul, New York, NY, and Istanbul, Turkey), Kenichi Kondo (Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan), Azra Tüzünoglu (Founder and Director, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey).
Announcing “The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize” for Moving Image Istanbul
Moving Image art fair is very pleased to announce the creation of The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize. Funding the acquisition of an artwork exhibited at Moving Image Istanbul for The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, the prize grants $10,000 to purchase new work for their esteemed collection.
Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman noted, “The international reputation of the Borusan Contemporary Art collection was one of the major considerations in our choosing Istanbul for the third location of the Moving Image art fair. Few collections anywhere have the depth, adventurous spirit, or energy of this carefully considered anthology of important contemporary new media artwork, and we are so honored and delighted that they are sponsoring this prize. We are extremely grateful to The Borusan Contemporary Art Collection for their very generous support of our first edition of Moving Image Istanbul.”
Kathleen Forde added, “As the Artistic Director of Borusan Contemporary, the exhibiting institution grounded in shows presenting, relating to or inspired by the collection, and having a long standing enthusiasm for the unique and important mission of the Moving Image Art Fair . . . I’m delighted and proud that the collection will be supporting this venture.”
Moving Image Istanbul: September 25-28, 2014
Kuleli Building, Haliç Congress Center, Sütlüce Mah. Karaagaç Cad. No.19 34445, Beyoglu, Istanbul / TURKEY
About the Kuleli Building: Constructed with neo-Classic architectural elements of the 1920’s, the two-story Kuleli Building is situated within the Haliç Congress Center. Offering a magnificent view of the Haliç (or “Golden Horn”) from its terrace foyer and with easy access to Art International Istanbul in the main section of the the Haliç Congress Center, the Kuleli Building is an ideal oasis within bustling Istanbul for slowing down and experiencing an international cross-section of contemporary video art selected by the Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee.
About ArtInternational: ArtInternational launched in September 2013 at the Haliç Congress Centre in Istanbul to strong acclaim. Bringing together leading international and local galleries, this leading modern and contemporary art fair in Istanbul offers unrivalled access to exciting new art from Turkey, Europe, the US, the Middle East and beyond. Drawing on its unique geographic location as a gateway between ‘East’ and ‘West’, the fair is fast becoming a cultural bridge across the global art world. In addition to the participation of leading and emerging galleries, the fair provides a programme of exhibitions, events and forums, enabling visitors to experience the rich cultural history of Istanbul alongside the flourishing local contemporary art scene developing today.
About Borusan Contemporary: Founded in 2010, Borusan Contemporary is the leading platform for media arts in Turkey. Housed in the historic Perili Köșk mansion on the European shore of the upper Bosphorous, it consists of two gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions and new commissions as well as an extensive ‘Office Museum’ for the display of curated selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection. The Borusan Contemporary art collection includes nearly 600 artworks encompassing such diverse media as oil paintings, sculpture, video art, installations, new media, print editions, light art and photography. It contains print editions by Jim Dine, Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt; light art installations by Brigitte Kowanz, Keith Sonnier, François Morellet and Doug Aitken; paintings by Peter Zimmermann, Gerwald Rockenschaub and Markus Linnenbrink; as well as sculptures by Liam Gillick, Manfred Wakolbinger and Ernest Trova. Artists such as Zimoun, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, U-Ram Choe, Daniel Rozin and Daniel Canogar are featured in the Collection’s new media segment, and Monika Bravo, Marina Zurkow, Kutlug Ataman and Manfred Mohr are standout names in the video art section.
About Moving Image: Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Participation is by invitation only by the Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee, who invite a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations. Moving Image was founded by Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman of New York’s Winkleman Gallery.