AOC – The Art of Creativity Awards 2017 at Soho House LA, NY, London, Berlin, and Toronto.

After last year’s first edition, the Art of Creativity Awards will return in 2017 with events in Soho House LA, NY, London, Berlin and Toronto. AOC is all about recognizing the creativity of production and post production companies for their work in commercials and music videos. Submissions are judged for their artistic merit by art, museum and cinematic curators from across the world. Throughout the month of September 2017, Soho House venues in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Berlin, and Toronto will host various screenings of winning work and discussions on creativity. AOC serves as an international platform that gets the conversation going in two parallel creative worlds by bridging the worlds of art and advertising!

AOC Awards – hand made kaleidoscope, photography by Kathleen Collins.
AOC Awards – hand made kaleidoscope, photography by Kathleen Collins.

The Art of Creativity Awards 2017.

The Art of Creativity Awards 2017 hosted at Soho House venues in 5 different cities welcome production companies from around the globe to screen and discuss their work with Soho House members and selected guests at their houses in West Hollywood, New York City, London, Berlin, and Toronto. Discussions are moderated by one of the esteemed judges from each city. The presentations will be held at each house just prior the screenings and discussions. The events will start mid-September at Soho House West Hollywood and continue around mid-October at Soho House London, with all other houses scheduled in between. Just stay tuned for all dates in each city. Here is the list of all signed judges for the Art of Creativity Awards 2017: Philly Adams (Senior Director, Saatchi, Gallery, London), Jo Addy (Director of Cinematic Programming, N.A., Soho House), January Parkos Arnall (Curator, Public Engagement Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), KJ Baysa M.D. (Co-Founder and Curator at Large, Honolulu Biennial & Joshua Treenial), Connie Choi (Assistant Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum), Jose Carlos Diaz (Milton Fine Curator of Art, Andy Warhol Museum), Roberto Ekholm (Curator, MOCA London and founder of EKCO), Carol S. Eliel (Curator of Modern Art, LACMA), Ruth Estevez (Director and Curator, REDCAT, Los Angeles), Jaron Gandelman (Curator, NY Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Museum, New York), Jennie Goldstein (Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art), Anna Gritz (Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Andria Hickey (Senior Curator, MOCA Cleveland), Deborah Horowitz (Director, Creative Content & Programming, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Ryan Linkof (Associate Curator, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Andrea Lissoni (Senior Curator, International Film (Art), TATE Modern, London), Elizabeth A. MacGregor, Obe (Director, Museum of Contemporary Art – Australia), Julia Paoli (Associate Curator, The Power Plant Contemporary Art, Toronto), Michael Petry (Director, MOCA London & co-founder of Museum Of Installation), Estelle Pietrzyk (Museum Head and Chief Curator, Musee D’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg), Kenny Schachter (London based Curator, Writer, Lecturer), Michael Shaw (Artist, Host of The Conversation Art Podcast, Los Angeles based), Ron Simon (Curator, Paley Center for Media, NY and LA), Molly Taylor (Communications, Elephant – The Art and Visual Culture Magazine), Jennifer Toole (Toronto and Los Angeles based Photographer, Director), Eugenie Tsai (John & Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum).

These are the categories of the Art Creativity Awards 2017.

Commercial entries: Great Storytelling, Exceptional Cinematography, Outstanding Visual Effects, Best Direction, Innovative Digital Craft, Spectacular Animation, Creative Sound Design, Stellar Editing, Long Format Branded Content.

Music video entries: Best All Around Music Video, Exceptional Cinematography, Great Storytelling, Outstanding Visual Effects, Best Direction, Stellar Editing.

Some winners of the 2016 awards.

Kendrick Lamar - 'Alright' Winner Best Music Video.
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ Winner Best Music Video.
Psyop 'Sisters' Winner Spectacular Animation.
Psyop ‘Sisters’ Winner Spectacular Animation.
Run the Jewels, 'Love Again' Winner Stellar Editing-video.
Run the Jewels, ‘Love Again’ Winner Stellar Editing-video.
Some winners at AOC 2016, photography by Kathleen Collins.
Some winners at AOC 2016, photography by Kathleen Collins.

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