Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA for the third year running. This year’s selectors, Nairy Baghramian, Cullinan Richards, and Rosalind Nashashibi, have chosen defining works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,200 submissions.
Participating artists for 2012 are Jennifer Bailey, Jack Brindley, Jamie Buckley, Anita Delaney, Bryan Dooley, Freya Douglas-Morris, George Eksts, Natalie Finnemore, Nicola Frimpong, Salome Ghazanfari, Lauren Godfrey, Sarah Jones, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Piotr Krzymowski, Tara Langford, Tony Law, George Little, Evariste Maiga, Jan May, Nicole Morris, Oliver Osborne, Jennifer Phelan, Polly Read, Emanuel Röhss, Max Ruf, Simon Senn, Jackson Sprague, Samuel Taylor and Tyra Tingleff.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools. Since 1949, New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. The ICA is delighted to be working with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, having previously hosted the exhibition between 1964 and 1989, before seeing its welcome return in 2010.
Join curators, artists and other cultural practitioners on Thursday tours through our exhibition Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012.
6 December, 6:30pm – Jess Flood-Paddock
10 January, 6:30pm – Laura Mulvey
The Trouble with Diversity in the Arts (BSL signed) – Wednesday, 12 December, 6:45pm
Examining the hurdles and limitations of access to the arts, both historically and theoretically, this talk focuses on issues of equality and diversity in relation to entry barriers within the artistic context.
A panel of speakers review and expand on the structural gaps in the arts, increasingly influenced by wider debates in society at a national and global level.
Culture now: Cullinan Richards in conversation with Rebecca Heald – 30 November
Join us for a lunchtime talk with artist duo Cullinan Richards and Rebecca Heald.
Friday Salons provide professional development and firsthand accounts on current cultural phenomena. Devised in conjunction with Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012.
Alternative educational models – 7 December, 3pm, ICA Studio
A look at alternative learning models and practices with ESP (Extra Special People) and AltMFA. ESP is an Eastside Projects’ Associates scheme in Birmingham. AltMFA is a radical educational programme based in London.
Professional Development – 14 December, 3pm, ICA Studio
This session brings together highlights of FuelRCA (the Royal College of Art professional development service) and Ben Vickers’s Professional Reality Development programme (Brighton University). Subjects covered include confidence, residencies and ‘success’.
Film Salons selected by Bloomberg new Contemporaries 2012 participants – 6 December / 13 December / 10 January, 8.30pm
Film Salons are curated by Bloomberg New Contemporaries artists and will combine film screenings and discussions.
On language and contemporary art – 8 December
Through a series of screenings and performances, this all-day event will consider the discrepancy between the visual and verbal, and the exoticism of language.
Open File – 12 January
Open File presents an evening of performances and screenings investigating the relationship between humankind and the technology we depend upon. Open File is a curatorial project that exists across live events, printed publications and online media.
An artist’s talk: Sarah Jones – first talk 8th December, 5pm; second talk 12th January, 5pm
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012 participant Sarah Jones’s performance explores the phenomena of recording and playback.
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