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COVID-19 Artist Relief Video Art Award

April 14 → Video Release on Vimeo
April 14 to 28 @ 11am on Weekdays → Instagram Live Interviews

Past Event

— COVID-19 Artist Relief Video Art Award

In effort to support Colorado artists impacted by COVID-19, Black Cube is pleased to award 10 exceptional videos by Colorado-based artists.

Video Art Awardees
Zachary Barnes-Fagg, Shower 
Sommer Browning, everything looks better at night
Adán De La Garza, Protest Etiquette
Juntae TeeJay Hwang, Blue Salmon
Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Cricket World 
Ben Kinsley, Dirt Worshiper I
Jeff Page, Butterfly Hug (an EMDR Poem)
John Roemer, Left Turn
Goran Vejvoda, We Are The Virus
Derrick Velasquez, LUX

Presented on Black Cube’s Vimeo channel, the videos provide reflection on the vital themes of isolation, quietude, repetition and routine, death, intimate environments, and escapism. All works were produced in the last year, with select videos produced during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine.

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, we will be hosting a series of short interviews with each of the awarded artists on Instagram Live (weekdays at 11am MT).

IG Live Artist Interview Schedule
Wednesday, April 15, 11am MT – Jeff Page
Thursday, April 16, 11am MT – Laura Hyunjhee Kim
Friday, April 17, 11am MT – Juntae TeeJay Hwang
Monday, April 20, 11am MT – Zachary Barnes-Fagg
Tuesday, April 21, 11am MT – Ben Kinsley
Wednesday, April 22, 11am MT – John Roemer
Thursday, April 23, 11am MT – Derrick Velasquez
Friday, April 24, 11am MT – Sommer Browning
Monday, April 27, 11am MT – Goran Vejvoda

This Video Art Award was made possible with the help of an emergency grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and a matching donation from Leslie and J Kent Miller, as well as ongoing support from the David and Laura Merage Foundation. Black Cube employed these funds to support video artists in Colorado and to share regional video art with audiences online during an intense time of social isolation. Each selected artist will receive recognition and a $200 cash award. As an organization devoted to artists’ sustainability and art accessibility, we hope this opportunity provides care to artists and inspiration to viewers during these trying times.

thumbnail image credit: Juntae TeeJay Hwang, Blue Salmon, 2020 (video still)
header image credit: Ben Kinsley, Dirt Worshiper I, 2020 (video still)