artists & participants
Dedicated to the support of developing artists, Beck's Futures has established itself as one of the country's premier art prizes' Independent
The ICA presents the fifth annual Beck's Futures exhibition and awards, bringing together work from ten of the most exciting UK-based artists. Some of whom were born in Bulgaria, Turkey, the Netherlands and Brazil. The exhibition confirms the cosmopolitan nature of the UK's contemporary arts scene, and the range of artistic and cultural resources informing art made in the UK.
The shortlisted artists are: Haluk Akakce, Tonico Lemos Auad, Simon Bedwell, Ergin Cavusoglu, Andrew Cross, Susan Philipsz, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins and Nicoline Van Harskamp. Each receives an award of £4,000 from the total awards fund of £65,000 that makes this the UK's most generous art awards.
Beck's Futures 2004 will see the ICA's spaces animated by seductive and immersive video installations and films, as well as sound-based pieces which draw upon sources as diverse as Cilla Black and Rosa Luxembourg. Also displayed will be figures sculpted from carpet fluff, delicate abstract watercolours, and found posters editorialised through the addition of trenchant slogans and spray paint. Through the course of the show, the ICA will also play host to a succession of professional security guards, invited to the building for a single day. Ranging from department store guards to Street Wardens, their presence will form the live aspect of a work offering A Guide to UK Security Guards.
This year's selection was made by the curators Klaus Biesenbach, Katrina Brown and Dan Cameron, and artists Mark Dion and Philippe Parreno. A further overall award of £20,000 will be made to one artist from the shortlist, which will be announced in late April 2004. Pressetext
BECK´S FUTURES 2004
KünstlerInnen (shortlisted): Haluk Akakce, Tonico Lemos Auad, Simon Bedwell, Ergin Cavusoglu, Andrew Cross, Susan Philipsz, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Nicoline van Harskamp
13.04.06 - 14.05.06 BECK´S FUTURES 2006 Arnolfini, Bristol
08.04.06 - 14.05.06 BECK´S FUTURES 2006 Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
31.03.06 - 14.05.06 BECK´S FUTURES 2006 ICA London
28.05.05 - 07.2005 BECK´S FUTURES 2005 Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
18.03.05 - 15.05.05 BECK´S FUTURES 2005 ICA London
12.06.04 - 25.07.04 BECK´S FUTURES 2004 Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
26.03.04 - 16.05.04 BECK´S FUTURES 2004 ICA London
07.06.03 - 27.07.03 BECK´S FUTURES 2003 Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
05.04.03 - 18.05.03 BECK´S FUTURES 2003 ICA London