Outset Contemporary Art Fund Israel was delighted to support Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, the fair’s Video Greenhouse and give the Outset Award for Video Greenhouse Artist for the first time.
The Video Greenhouse, Curated by the Center for Contemporary Art CCA, included 8 video works selected from over 80 works submitted in response to an open call. The award is aimed at encouraging young independent artists, promoting video art making in Israel, and supporting new and challenging art.
The award recipient is the artist Maya Smira, for her work Borderline (2014). The award includes a grant for the production of a new work that will be displayed within the following two years in a museum or non-profit art venue in Israel or abroad.
Fresh Paint contemporary art fair is held each year in a surprising, new location in Tel Aviv – the beating heart of the Israeli cultural world – and attracts over 30,000 visitors. The fair brings together leading Israeli galleries and significant forces of the Israeli art scene, collaborates with all the Israeli museums, and enjoys the support of leading international art institutions. The fair’s visitors enjoy presentations of the nation’s top galleries, promising emerging galleries and the unique Greenhouse – showcasing the works of selected, independent Israeli artists.
Curated by the Center of Contemporary art – CCA Fresh Paint Art fair 8 – The Video Greenhouse, April 5-9, 2016