Aug 01 – Oct 31

The Moving Museum is launching its third and most ambitious iteration in Istanbul this year; establishing a three month international residency programme. From August to October, The Moving Museum will host 38 international artists, marking the largest coordinated influx of international resident artists in Istanbul’s recent memory. The project includes 12 artists from Turkey that serve as the foundation to the period of intensive dialogue, featuring public programme of events, talks, workshops lectures, and performances. The residency will culminate in a major exhibition launching at the end of October as a means of articulating their experiences and practices within this new context.

Oct 13 – Dec 15

In October 2013, The Moving Museum is coming to London to present Open Heart Surgery, an exploration of contemporary art from London.  The exhibition brings together some of London’s most urgent artistic voices, contextualizing their approaches and identifying a new direction of art in a climate of rapid change. Working from an epicenter of creative, financial, technological and migrational activity, the artists methodically draw from, dissect, re-imagine, and ultimately rise above historical movements, geographies and references, displaying an extraordinary ability to absorb and reinterpret a world that is fractious and in flux.


​In May 2013, Michael Rakowitz opened Dar Al Sulh in Dubai; the first restaurant in the Arab world to serve the cuisine of Iraqi-Jews since the 1940s as part of The Moving Museum Dubai. The accompanying publication served as a programme for the project, providing historical context to the dishes that were served, as well as the recipes themselves. 



Outsourcing work has become an integral part of many artistic practices. The construction of large scale and monumental pieces has become easier with the help of large studios of artist assistants and technicians. However, many artists reject this growing trend and prefer to do everything by hand, preserving the DIY tradition of art production. South London based artists James Capper and James Balmforth are artists who keep the tradition strong with their use of welding and carpentry, while Aberdeen born, London based Artist Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq embraces technology in his practice. In this Salon these artists will investigate the benefits and the drawbacks of artistic production in contemporary art.

The use of technological frameworks within live performances have never been more interconnected. Live streaming, video projections, and instant feedback loops have become intrinsic to performance events over the past few years. The work of the artist Hannah Perry embraces the world of technology as seen in her collaborative performance Have a Nice Day at the Barbican this year; with the integration of real time performance layered with green screen backgrounds and projected video works. Whereas Adham Faramaway’s performances are purely technological and consist of a file that you can download and experience on your desktop in the intimacy of your own home. Cecile B Evans’ performances interact directly with the artist’s technological frameworks while Tai Shani’s work uses traditional theatrical elements of costumes and sets within live video performance.



The Moving Museum runs a travelling programme of contemporary art exhibitions in different cities across the world.
Established in 2012, The Moving Museum is a new organizational model to support contemporary art practice.
A global art project that seeks to re-define the relationship between local art scenes and global practitioners.
We present a selection of the most urgent voices in contemporary art to diverse and ever changing communities.


Twitter Live Feed

Join Us On Facebook



Latest YouTube upload


Why support?
The Moving Museum is a new not for profit organization that supports contemporary arts practice.