Mana Contemporary has partnered with Videoart.net to establish a new state-of-the-art screening room dedicated to Videoart.net’s mission of showcasing contemporary international video art and experimental film. To premier our new screening room, we will showcase a selection of works from the inaugural Video Art and Experimental Film Festival held at Tribeca Cinemas in 2010. This screening will include a diverse spectrum of international contemporary works by emerging artists featured in the debut festival, from countries including India, Israel, England, Iran, Brazil, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and the United States.
Based in New York City, Videoart.net serves as an international network for video art and experimental films. As a video-sharing website and online community, Videoart.net has helped to democratize the relationship between artists, curators, institutions, and the public worldwide. Videoart.net attracts industry professionals by merging the avant-garde with art and film establishments, and has positioned itself as one of the most popular video art and experimental film websites in the world.
The Video Art & Experimental Film Festival is held every year in December at the prestigious Tribeca Cinemas. The festival aims to showcase the artwork of today’s most groundbreaking video artists and experimental filmmakers to sophisticated New York audiences. In addition to the screening, the event features a panel discussion led by distinguished academics and industry professionals, followed by a gourmet reception with the artists and panelists at the famed Tribeca Cinemas Lounge. According to Videoart.net’s Founder and the Festival’s Artistic Director Dan Fine, “This Festival aims to shed new light on the video art genre and to democratize contemporary art by bridging the gap between underground artists, curators, institutions, and the worldwide public.” For more information about the festival that will be held at Tribeca Cinemas in December 2011, please visit www.videoart.net.