New Moving Image Fair Award Finances a Video Acquisition for the Tate Modern

Moving Image, the contemporary video art fair that runs alongside London’s Frieze, has announced a new award that will grant $10,000 to the Tate Modern for the acquisition of a new video work for its collection. Stuart Comer, the Tate’s film curator, will select the video or new media work from the array of videos on view at Moving Image. The recipient of the award will be named on October 11, the fair’s opening day.

The award is funded in part by the online art platform Gallerist and honors pioneering San Francisco video collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich. “Tate is grateful to Gallerist for this award, which helps to extend our commitment to representing innovation in film and video in the collection,” Comer said in a statement. Moving Image will return to Bargehouse, an exhibition space not far from the Tate Modern, for its second edition on October 11 to 14.

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A version of this story first appeared on ARTINFO UK.