We’ve All Got Issues: Video Art from the APT Collection

May 29 – June 12, 2014

Curated by Sarah Murkett,
Director of Sales for Artist Pension Trust® (APT)


Hosted by MutualArt


Artist Pension Trust® (APT) joins MutualArt
in launching the first ever online selling exhibition of video art


Image: Still from the video From Stone to Stone (2009) by Adriana Garcia Galán


May 22, 2014 New York, NY – We are pleased to announce We’ve All Got Issues: Video Art from the APT Collection the first ever online, selling exhibition of video art featuring 16 videos by an international roster of member artists from Artist Pension Trust® (APT).  The show is hosted by MutualArt and will be up for a period of two weeks from May 29 to June 12, 2014.  All works will be shown in their full-length versions and made available for purchase through the website.


Artists and their featured work include:

Brian Alfred – The Saddest Day of My Youth

Elisabetta BenassiNoon

Kevin CooleyNederland

Keren CytterFamily

Chris EvansCompany

Adriana Garcia Galán – From Stone to Stone

Rico GatsonHistory Lessons

Kate GilmoreWith Open Arms

Ezra JohnsonThe Time of Tall Statues

Gülsün KaramustafaAnti-Hamam Confessions

Annika LarssonDRUNK

Kalup LinzyThe Pursuit of Gay (Happyness)

Junebum ParkAdvertisement

David ShrigleyThe Door

Mark TitchnerUR Text 2

Suzanne TreisterVesna


We’ve All Got Issues brings together a selection of diverse voices from the APT Collection.  While video is capable of depicting general artistic devices such as abstraction (Mark Titchner’s UR Text 2), beauty (Kevin Cooley’s Nederland) poetry (Ezra Johnson’s The Time of Tall Statues) and humor (David Shrigley’s The Door), the medium is often used as a soap box to broadcast issues loud and far. While specific in origins that are often personal to the artist, these issues have the ability to transcend the local, as they appeal to our commonalities, addressing universal concerns such as family (Keren Cytter’s Family), missing persons (Suzanne Treister’s Vesna), the military (Elisabetta Benassi’s Noon) and being gay (Kalup Linzy’s The Pursuit of Gay (Happyness)).  While the stories told here are multifarious in their approach, content and style, the experiences depicted resonate with our own, forging connections across space, time and culture.


In its capacity as an alternative model for providing long-term financial support to artists, APT will be participating in the inaugural edition of the NEWD Art Show in Brooklyn, NY during Bushwick Open Studios, May 30 – June 1, and will be screening We’ve all Got Issues in its online virtual format, viewable on tablet devices in a lounge area at the fair.  More information about the fair can be found at www.newdartshow.com.



Artist Pension Trust® (APT) offers both long-term financial security and international exposure to select artists around the world based on a unique tailor-made financial model.  Over the past ten years, APT has amassed the largest curated collection of contemporary art, comprising 10,000 artworks from 2,000 select artists in 75 different countries.  With additional commitments totaling 40,000 artworks, the collection is growing by more than 2,000 each year, as artworks are deposited by artists chosen by APT’s distinguished international Curatorial Team. Artworks from the APT collection have been used to curate exhibitions for museums including the MoMA, Tate Modern, Hirshhorn Museum, as well as for art venues such as the Venice Biennale, Art Basel, Documenta and Manifesta.

For more information, to meet APT artists or view artwork from the APT Collection, visit www.aptglobal.org



MutualArt is the largest subscription-based art information service, the world’s largest art information aggregator and one of the only profitable fine art sites.  MutualArt’s core strengths in data mining and analytics provide it with unprecedented insight into each of its member’s user profiles, preferences and aggregate art market trends. MutualArt is growing rapidly and currently has over 500,000 registered members, with subscription revenues growing at a rate of close to 40% per year.  The site has a similar number of unique visitors and approximately 2.5 million page views per month, in addition to the largest newsletter subscriber base in the industry.  MutualArt is currently the only art information provider to have partnered directly with Google, to provide them with global exhibition information.

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Sarah Murkett has more than fifteen years’ experience in private dealing, advising, curating and artist management.  Murkett is currently Director of Sales for both Artist Pension Trust and MutualArt.com, the leading online art information service.   She is also the founder and owner of Murk & Co., a business dedicated to buying and selling artwork with a focus on Post-War and Contemporary Art, providing advisory services for both beginning and seasoned collectors, and curating projects with a focus on art historical themes of the 20th Century.   Murkett began her art career at Marlborough and PPOW galleries after which she worked as a development and marketing consultant to art organizations and individuals in the creative industries. She joined Armand Bartos Fine Art in the fall of 2007. As Director, she was instrumental in launching their prestigious gallery and exhibition program, which presented two historical exhibitions a year until the gallery closed in April of 2011.   Murkett is a member of The New Art Dealers Alliance and Art Table, where she served as co-chair of the New York chapter’s programming committee from 2011-2013.


For press information, please contact:

Lidia Fabian

Communications Director Artist Pension Trust


+1 347 80 93 449