Moving Image Fair Partners With ART21

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The video, film, and new media art fair Moving Image has partnered with non-profit art documentary maker ART21 for its upcoming Armory Week edition, slated to run March 6-9, which will feature an ART21 Lounge. In said space, which unlike most art fair lounges will be open to everyone, visitors will be able to hang out and watch ART21 documentaries from the “Artist to Artist” series.

“The quality of ART21 films and the organization’s success in bringing contemporary art to a much larger audience via these films is unparalleled,” Moving Image co-founders Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman said in a statement. “The ‘ART21 Lounge’ is a logical extension for the fair, as it physically realizes our own mission: to show how the world, increasingly, connects via the moving image.”

In addition to “Artist to Artist,” selections from ART21’s flagship series “Art in the Twenty-First Century” will be playing in the lounge, as well as parts of its “New York Close Up” and “Exclusive” programs.

“Our partnership with Moving Image is an ideal platform, reaching avid collectors, film enthusiasts and those just curious about art in a democratic way,” added Susan Sollins, executive director of ART21 in a statement. “At the ‘ART21 Lounge’ visitors can view first hand the breadth of ART21’s initiatives to educate and inspire creative thinking through contemporary art.”

The next edition of Moving Image, with its ART21 Lounge, takes place at Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel on March 6-9.

— Benjamin Sutton (@bhsutton)

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