Join us today for two panel discussions by El Museo del Barrio and Sara Reisman, and tomorrow from 11am to 12pm for a brunch sponsored by 'Wichcraft.
EVENTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
Nitehawk Cinema announces three artists selected for Art Seen
Nitehawk Cinema Programmer, Caryn Coleman, has announced the three artists to screen in Nitehawks inaugural Art Seen program: Tommy Turner, represented by P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, Eva and Franco Mattes, represented by Postmasters Gallery, New York, and Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, represented by AV Arkki Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
Moving Image and Nitehawk Cinema have partnered for the 2013 Moving Image Contemporary Video Art Fair New York by featuring three selected videos from the 2013 fair to screen in the cinema this spring.
Fostering the relationship between artist moving images and the cinematic space, Nitehawk will screen one video each month on the theater’s big screen before Nitehawk’s new signature series Art Seen, launching in April. Art Seen a monthly art-focused program showing artist documentaries, the art world in film, and artist directed features that also includes guest-curated artist moving image program pre-show. The April debut is a 35mm presentaton of Orson Welle’s F for Fake (1973).
Nitehawk Cinema is an independent movie house with a selective approach to film, food, and drink. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nitehawk offers audiences an unparalleled cinematic experience by combining first-run, repertory film programming, and signature programming such as Live Sound Cinema, The Works, and Music Driven, along with tableside food and beverage service in all theaters. For more information on Nitehawk Cinema please visit nitehawkcinema.com
Greta Alfaro selected as the James Prize recipient at this years Moving Image
A $1,000 prize was awarded to Greta Alfaro for her work In Praise of the Beast, 2009. This work is presented as a collaboration beteween Winkleman Gallery and Spain Culture New York. In addition to the cash prize, Greta Alfaro will also receive ongoing exhibition opportunities via The James New York’s collection and rotational video art series hosted at the hotel’s Urban Garden.
Located on the corner of Thompson and Grand, The James New York features an exclusive, proprietary collection by local emerging artists on each of their 14 guestroom floors. Unique event spaces and impeccable attention to detail are found throughout. The hotel boasts the highly acclaimed restaurant David Burke Kitchen in addition to a rooftop bar and lounge, Jimmy; an Urban Garden designed by horticulturist Rebecca Cole with outdoor dining by David Burke; a rooftop pool; a Penthouse Loft designed by Piet Boon; and a captivating Sky Lobby accessible by a signature glass elevator. Follow The James New York on Twitter, @JamesHotels and Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/jameshotels.com#!/JamesHotels
Moving Image and The James New York have an ongoing partnership dedicated to fostering artistic talent and supporting emerging artists.
In Praise of the Beast, 2009 HDV, color, sound, 16:9 14:58 minutes
Greta Alfaro (Spain, 1977) lives and works in London. She graduated in a MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2011 and holds a Fine Art degree by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Greta Alfaro’s solo shows include A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation at the Fish and Coal Building in London 2012, Invención, curated by Andrea Paasch, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City 2012, Elogio de la Bestia, Museo Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo in Pamplona, Spain 2010, In Ictu Oculi, curated by Antonia Gaeta, Carpe Diem Art & Research in Lisbon 2009, and Ricorrenza, curated by Alba Braza Böils, Dryphoto arte contemporanea in Prato, Italy 2008. She has taken part in group shows such as Whitechapel Open at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Bêtes off at La Conciergerie in Paris, Drama, Baby, Drama at Kunsthaus Essen, Germany, Inanimate Beings. Inéditos at La Casa Encendida in Madrid and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010 at the ICA London. Her video work has also been part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the International Documentary Film Festival Punto de Vista in Pamplona, Spain and the Rencontres Internationales at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Greta Alfaro works mainly in video, installation and photography.
About Spain Culture New York – Consulate General of Spain Spain Culture New York is the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City and belongs to Spain Arts & Culture: the network of organizations supporting Spain's culture and language in the US. This network promotes culture and art, and strives to strengthen bilateral cultural, artistic and academic exchanges. This cultural network also presents many arts programs - featuring dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, and design - in a variety of venues, also in collaboration with relevant American entities throughout the country.
The Shortest Video Art Ever Sold
A project by Marina Galperina and Kyle Chayka - organized by Postmasters
The Shortest Video Art Ever Sold is a site-specific physical curatorial project, offering an exclusive "screening" of new art by top net artists in the newest social media format, Vine - a video all of six seconds long. SVAES is presented in a purposely analog/DIY format, a Fair Shopping Network "television program" that will grant the fair goers opportunity to immediately purchase the Vine Edition of 1 and, for an extra fee, have the artist tweet the new artistic acquisition at the patron, so they can have their collecting acknowledged publicly. ! SVAES subverts the insular art market, the Vine brand, the "like economy" of the social media and video art as property/commodity.
Marina Galperina is the Art Editor of ANIMALNewYork, and a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist, specializing in Russian internet phenomena, conceptual vandalism and net art.
Kyle Chayka is senior editor at renowned art blog Hyperallergic.com and a freelance culture and technology writer based in Brooklyn. He is a participant of and spectator on various events and exhibitions in New York and elsewhere.