Art & Culture

Black Cube: COVID-19 Artist Relief Video Art Award

In an effort to support Colorado artists impacted by COVID-19, Black Cube awarded 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

The awardee videos can be found on Black Cube’s Vimeo channel. The videos reflect on current themes of isolation, quietude, repetition and routine, death, intimate environments, and escapism. All works were produced during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine.

Starting on Wednesday, April 15th, Black Cube will be hosting a series of short interviews with each awarded artist on Instagram Live.

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

Black Cube was able to make the Video Art Award possible thanks to support from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and a matching donation from Leslie and J Kent Miller, and ongoing support from the David and Laura Merage Foundation. Each selected artist will receive recognition and a $200 cash reward. Black Cube is devoted to artists’ sustainability and art accessibility, and hopes that this opportunity provides care to artists and inspiration to viewers.