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21c Museum Hotel Announces Collaboration with Moving Image

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotel is pleased to announce a new multifaceted collaboration with Moving Image New York.  Showcasing contemporary film and video, the fourth edition of Moving Image New York art fair will be held March 6-9, 2014 in the Waterfront Tunnel. 21c is sponsoring the Spotlight Panel Discussions on Saturday, March 8. 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites will moderate this year’s panels. Panelists include curator and author Christiane Paul; artist Jonas Mekas; Andrea Pollan, Owner/Director of Curator’s Office; Chris Vroom, Founder and Chairman of Artspace and others. Additionally, several video works from the 21c Collection will be on view including videos by Mark Bradford, Chris Doyle, Hiraki Sawa and Alyson Shotz.

“21c and Moving Image share a commitment to supporting and presenting innovative art and ideas, which makes this collaboration an ideal partnership,” says Gray Stites. “Exploring new platforms and possibilities for film, video, and new media will generate compelling conversations and exciting initiatives for artists, museums, galleries, collectors and the public. 21c is also very pleased to be exhibiting four videos from the permanent collection at Moving Image, alongside other dynamic institutions and galleries.”

The Spotlight Panel Discussions begin on Saturday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m. with “Moving Image Moving Forward: Expanding the White Box?” Panelists Jonas Mekas, artist; Leslie Thornton, artist; Christiane Paul, Professor of Visual Arts at The New School and author of the Digital Art; Ed Halter, Co-founder and director of Light Industry; Andrea Monti, Co-founder and Co-director, Microscope Gallery will consider the evolution and future of the presentation of moving image. At 2:00 p.m. “Selling Video Art via Online Channels” will discuss the challenges and opportunities in selling video and experimental film via online channels. Panelists are Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO at Artsy; Aditya Julka, co-founder of Paddle8; and Chris Vroom, Founder and Chairman of Artspace; Andrea Pollan, Owner/Director,  Curator’s Office, Washington, DC.

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“Moving Image is delighted and honored that 21c Museum Hotel is sponsoring the Spotlight Panel Discussions at this year’s New York fair and thrilled to have selections from their world-renowned collection among the works exhibited. With her experience in the intersection of art and technology, Alice Gray Stites is the perfect moderator for the two discussions we’re focusing on this year. The selection of works from the 21c Museum Hotel are a testament to how far ahead of its time the collection has always been and continues to be,” said Moving Image Co-Founder, Edward Winkleman.

Video works from the 21c collection on view at Moving Image New York include:

  • Mark Bradford (American), The Practice, 2003. Single channel video with sound, running time 3:00 minutes
  • Chris Doyle (American), Waste_Generation, 2010-11. Music and sound design by Joe Arcidiacono. Digital animation, running time 6:29
  • Hiraki Sawa (Japanese), Migration, 2003. Digital video, running time 7:10
  • Alyson Shotz (American), Fluid State, 2011-2012. Animation by Todd Akita and music by Simon Fisher Turner. Single channel digital animation with sound; running time 2:45

About 21c Museum Hotel
21c Museum Hotel was founded in Louisville, KY by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists who are committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that integrate contemporary art into daily life. 21c combines a contemporary art museum and boutique hotel to create a unique cultural venue and travel experience. 21c has opened in Cincinnati, OH and Bentonville, AR. 21c is under construction in Durham, NC and plans have been announced for Lexington, KY; Oklahoma City, OK and Kansas City, MO. Each 21c is unique in its site-specific art installations, architecture, design and restaurant. With a commitment to bringing works of art to the public that ignite the mind and fuel creativity, the museum exhibition space is integrated seamlessly throughout each property. There are opportunities to discover art around every corner of 21c: in the restaurant and bar, on the in-room Video Art Channel, in elevator lobbies, hallways, and even the public restrooms.  21c Museum, with over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, presents a range of arts programming curated by Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, including thought-provoking solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, site-specific, commissioned installations as well as a variety of cultural programming. The museum is open free of charge to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 21c museum has presented more than 80 exhibitions including Dis-semblance: Perceiving and Projecting Identity; Aftermath: Witnessing War, Countenancing Compassion; Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, A Fifteen-Year Survey; Hybridity: The New Frontier; OFFSPRING: New Generations; Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy; Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea; Ann Hamilton: bookweights; Consuming Cultures: A Global View; Cuba Now and Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes. 

About Moving Image
Moving Image art fair returns to the Waterfront New York Tunnel, March 6-9, 2014 with a selection of 35 single-channel videos and installations by artists represented by galleries and non-profit installations from around the world. Moving Image has been 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. Highlights of the 2014 New York fair include historical works by highly influential pioneers of video and filmmaking, including Nam Jun Paik’s 1995 sculpture “Dog” (Schroeder Romero, Mixed Greens and Pavel Zoubok Gallery New York, and courtesy of Thomas Solomon and John Solomon) and Tessa Hughe Freeland’s 1993 film in collaboration with Holly Adams, “Nymphomani” (P•P•O•W, New York).

Making their world premieres at Moving Image are Lisa Gwilliam & Ray Sweeten’s (DataSpaceTime) multi-channel installation “Debugging,” 2014 (Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY), featuring images of divers broken into thousands of rotating animated gifs reassembled across grids on two 60-inch LED screens while on a third screen plays a real-time visual report of the activities of the main screens. Also being shown for the first time anywhere is Patty Chang’s “Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part 1,” (Creative Capital and Moving Image Presents, New York) in which the artist washes the corpse of a dead sperm whale in an act of ablution and mourning.  The sperm whale, white from decomposition, brings to mind Moby Dick and a spirit of the end of empire.

For additional information:
Stephanie Greene
21c Museum Hotels
502.882.6231
sgreene@21cHotels.com