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Moving Image & Gallerist.com Bring Contemporary Video Art Fair Online

 

Gallerist.com beta version home page

Gallerist.com beta version home page

Moving Image, the Contemporary Video Art Fair, announced a unique partnership with the new art sharing platform Gallerist.com to bring Moving Image online with a customized “screening room” available for viewing excerpts from the exhibited works before, during and after the fair.

Launching March 4, 2012 and running through March 24, 2012, the Moving Image-Gallerist.com website will provide excerpts from all the video works exhibited at the fair, detailed information about the artists and galleries, and contact information to learn more.

The Moving Image-Gallerist.com website URL will be announced on March 4, 2012.

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3 Responses to "Moving Image & Gallerist.com Bring Contemporary Video Art Fair Online"

  1. online says:

    Hi. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks. I’ve been following your blog for a month or so and have picked up a ton of good information as well as enjoyed the way you’ve structured your site.

  2. rosmerii says:

    SUSAN SCHWALB sent this comment (which, in a coinobatmin of dilated pupil from the eye doc and using an iPhone, I mistakenly rejected): “I am having trouble feeling sorry for these dealers and curators and their rejections. For every nice person there are dozens who are rude or worse to artists, particularly dealers. It certainly doesn’t make me feel better to know that dealers are also hurting in this economy, just unhappy that the market is so terrible. The artists who have built big PR machines and are showing dots all over the world are doing fine, but serious art and artists are struggling. And curators and dealers are sometimes part of the problem- looking for the next big thing that will titillate the press and collectors. On the other hand, a dealer who I used to work with who had to get out of the business and take a day job in fundraising was delighted when I bought her a coffee. It certainly isn’t easy out there.”

  3. Pradip says:

    Samuel Keller (director of Art Basel since 2000)- “If you go after art and quality, the money will come later…We have to make the same dicnseois as the artists. Do they create great art or art that sells well? With the galleries it’s the same. Are they commercial or do they believe in something? We’re in a similar situation”. I feel like this debate of whether art is created for the pure passion of art making or for business purposes has been brought up a lot in this class. When I read what Keller stated above, it got me thinking more about the argument in a different spectrum. This is now from the point of view of a director, rather than the artist themselves. In order for them to sell the work, it must be work that others will buy. What is one to do; pick work that appears to be “great work” or pick the work that maybe they do not connect with, but sells. It all has to do with the ultimate goal. Is it purely for business purposes or is it for the passion of loving art and celebrating the aesthetics of something that may not sell as well due to things such as size or medium. It is an ongoing debate, artists and people in the art world will continue to argue which one is more valid. As for me, I have been to countless art fairs, all of which I love and appreciate. If I find that I do not connect with the art on a personal level, I can still value it solely for the fact of being art, and for its artistic process. It also allows me to learn and grow as an artist myself, to find positive and negative aspects of a piece of art.

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