artists & participants
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence opens a window onto the future of contemporary art, bringing together some of the best work currently emerging from the UK's art schools by 40 recent graduates. The exhibition shows the range of materials and processes employed by artists today—appropriation, traditional studio practice, spatial interventions, digital production, collaboration and the use of chance and found objects.
Participants are selected by a panel of artists who have often previously taken part in the exhibition themselves. This year they are Pablo Bronstein (whose exhibition Sketches for Regency Living was at the ICA over the summer); Sarah Jones; and Michael Raedecker.
The artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence are Marie Angeletti, Cornelia Baltes, Joshua Bilton, Sarah Brown, Savinder Bual, David Buckley, Leah Capaldi, Alicja Dobrucka, Tomas Downes, Peles Empire, Katie Goodwin, Kate Groobey, Noel Hensey, Anna Ilsley, Kim Kielhofner, Minae Kim, Se-jin Kim, Sui Kim, Ute Klein, Hyewon Kwon, Ian Marshall, Georgina McNamara, Sophie Neury, Rasmus Nilausen, Nick Nowicki, Marco Palmieri, Selma Parlour, George Petrou, Yelena Popova, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Anne Kathrin Schuhmann, Dagmar Schurrer, Alison Stolwood, Jonathan Trayte, David Ben White, Samuel Williams, Lisa Wilkens, Poppy Whatmore, Hyun Woo Lee and Rafal Zawistowski.
A series of talks, artists' salons and tours accompany the exhibition, offering a platform to discuss contemporary modes of production and structures of professional artistic development.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: Touring Talks Join curators, artists, critics and other cultural practitioners on a tour through the exhibition. 1 December - Charlotte Cotton, creative director of Media Space (a partnership between the National Media Museum and the Science Museum) 8 December - Kim Noble, one half of Perrier Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated experimental art-comedy duo Noble and Silver 15 December - Siobhan Davies, dancer and choreographer and recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance. Free, booking required
The Trouble with Art School 30 November 2011 Art may be the subject of education, but education itself can be an art form. A panel of speakers chaired by Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery including Irit Rogoff, Professor of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University; and artist and a writer Dean Kenning, consider this relatively new artistic medium in relation to recent developments at the art academy.
The Trouble with Art Criticism 14 December 2011 This panel, chaired by curator and writer Teresa Gleadowe, speakers include JJ Charlesworth, associate editor at ArtReview Magazine; Adrian Searle, chief art critic of The Guardian newspaper; Melissa Gronlund; Managing Editor of Afterall journal and independent writer and curator Tom Morton tackle the nature of the ominous crisis in art criticism.
Friday Salons 2 December 2011 & 13 January 2012 Friday Salons host discussions that address professional development for artists and arts professionals covering subjects such as art and law, self-organization, editioning and pricing of works, conservation, and innovative funding models.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay by Professor Peter Osborne, which discusses the history and definition of contemporary and suggests how we might understand the word in relation to the artworks selected. Texts on the artists' works are by Patrick Coyle, Siôn Parkinson, Chinmoyi Patel and Heather Phillipson.