21c Museum Hotels is pleased to announce that Artist Alexandre Mazza was granted the 2016 Moving Image Acquisition Award at Moving Image Art Fair NY on THURS 03.03.16. The work featured at the show, “If it’s meant to be love, may it brand the soul!”, will become part of 21c Museum Hotel’s permanent collection.
The Moving Image Acquisition Award seeks to further the representation of video art in permanent public collections internationally. Previous Awards have gone to artsits Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Jessica Faiss, Rollin Leonard, Chris Doyle, and Kalliopi Lemos.
Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman explained, “21c Museum represents one of the most innovative approaches to collecting and presenting contemporary art to emerge in the recent past. We are delighted and honored in this, their 10th Anniversary year, to have 21c Museum present the Moving Image Acquisition Award. We are also very excited that work from the fair will be entering this impressive collection of contemporary art.”
Alice Gray Stites, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, adds, ” 21c is dedicated to collaborating with innovative cultural organizations that broaden the audience for contemporary art. We are honored to develop a partnership with Moving Image, as the fair offers an accessible and inspiring art experience to collectors, institutions, and the public alike. Presenting the 2016 Moving Image Acquisition Award creates a great opportunity to express our shared passion for supporting the work of today’s visionary artists working with lens-based technology, and to add significant new artwork to the 21c Collection.”
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. The newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee for New York 2016 is inviting 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.
About 21c Museum Hotel
A multi-venue museum, 21c was founded 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 Museum presents a range of arts programming curated by Museum Director, Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, including thought-provoking solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, as well as site-specific, commissioned installations, and a variety of cultural events. The organization collaborates on arts initiatives with artists and organizations worldwide, including North Carolina Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Barnes Foundation, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Creative Capital Foundation, and others. Since opening in Louisville, KY in 2006, 21c Museum has presented more than 85 exhibitions, including Cuba Now!; Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea; Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy; Aftermath: Witnessing War, Countenancing Compassion; Seeing Now; Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, a Fifteen-Year Survey; Dis-semblance: Projecting and Perceiving Identity; Albano Afonso: Self-Portrait as Light; and Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art.