Moving Image Istanbul welcomes record attendance in 2015
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Moving Image welcomed artists, galleries and non-profit institutions in their second edition in Istanbul this fall. Returning to the Kuleli Building at the Halic Congress Center from 4-6 September 2015, Moving Image Istanbul ran in parallel with ArtInternational art fair, and presented a selection of single-channel videos and installations from across the globe.
For this year's edition Moving Image's founders - New York gallerists Edward Winkelmann and Murat Ozorobekov - could celebrate a record attendance of 6,500 people in three days. This number exceeded their best-ever attendance for the New York editions.
Our personal highlight of the show was Michael Nyman's multi-screen video installation of 12 monitors titled 'NYman with a Movie Camera'. It features ten independent, yet interrelated, edits of Nyman's 2009 film 'NYman with a Movie Camera', all of which engage in a visual discourse with Dziga Vertov's 1929 film 'Man with a Movie Camera', presented in its entirety on an eleventh screen.
Other highlights of the 2015 Istanbul fair included several world premieres, such as works by Zeyno Pekünlü (Sanatorium, Istanbul), Leo Gabin (Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York), Carlos Jiménez Cahua (Samsøn Projects, Boston), Wu Ding (L-Art Gallery, Chengdu), and João Castilho (Zipper Galeria, São Paulo). Among the historical selections in the fair are works by Ana Mendieta (Galerie Lelong, New York) and Martha Wilson (P·P·O·W Gallery, New York). Large installations include works by Kon Trubkovich (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York), and Michael Nyman (Myriam Blundell Projects, London).
Among the special events sponsored by Moving Image Istanbul were ‚Bring Your own Beamer’ (BYOB) at Pera Museum, and a screening of ‚Ways of Something', a project by Lorna Mills, hosted by Transfer Gallery. BYOB was a one-night exhibition/performance by unrepresented, emerging Turkish film and video artists taking over the ground floor gallery hall of Pera Museum in an improvised installation. Curated by Maybe Art Projects, BYOB at Pera Museum took place on Friday, 4 September 2015 from 7-10pm. Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) presented a special screening of ‚Ways of Something’ compiled by Lorna Mills on Sunday, 6 September 2015, 5-6pm in the Gallerist Lounge at Moving Image.
Nur Akalin / Protocinema, Istanbul
Nevin Aladağ / Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
João Castilho / Zipper Galeria, São Paulo*
Hsu Che-Yu / Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
Wu Ding / L-Art Gallery, Chengdu*
Işıl Eğrikavuk / Moving Image Presents, New York
Maria Friberg / Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
Leo Gabin / Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York*
Carlos Jiménez Cahua / Samsøn Projects, Boston*
Ada Karczmarczyk / Postmasters Gallery, New York
Kalliopi Lemos / Gazelli Art House, London, Baku
Taus Makhacheva / .artSümer, Istanbul
Ana Mendieta / Galerie Lelong, New York
Rosa Menkman / TRANSFER, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Nyman / Myriam Blundell Projects, London
Zeyno Pekünlü / Sanatorium, Istanbul*
Leslie Thornton / Winkleman Gallery, New York
Kon Trubkovich / Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Xavier Veilhan / Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
Martha Wilson / P·P·O·W Gallery, New York
*Designates that Moving Image Istanbul will be the artwork's World Premiere.