In May we'll be heading to Sydney to participate in Momentum: Sydney, a new art fair focusing on video, new media and performance. Co-founding directors Charles Merewether, Johann Nowak and Rachel Rits-Volloch say: “The aim of Momentum is to create a worldwide network of practitioners, influential decision makers and theorists to address on an annual basis across different locations, the evolving concerns of commonly marginalised art practices. Momentum will be globally-based, developing sites of engagement across Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas”.
Featuring 20 invited galleries from around the world, along with collectors, curators, artists, writers, experts and innovators there “to generate a participatory environment”, the first edition of Momentum is scheduled for 12 – 15 May 2010. It will take place in a Sydney industrial space, transformed by Ai Weiwei into an immersive space for the presentation and viewing of video art and performance, and for the professional dialogue which the organisers say is integral to this forum. The event also coincides with the opening week of the Biennale of Sydney.
Image: Carriageworks, a centre for visual culture in Sydney and venue for Momentum