September 16, 2019 - New Contemporaries - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019
September 16, 2019

New Contemporaries

Samuel Fordham, I Thought I Would Sit Here and Look Out Over the Fjord for the Last Time, 2018. Image courtesy the artist and New Contemporaries.jpg.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019
September 14–November 17, 2019

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AA
United Kingdom
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For New Contemporaries 70th anniversary year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 will launch at Leeds Art Gallery (September 14-November 17, 2019), and then travel to South London Gallery (December 6, 2019-February 23, 2020). 

Celebrating the breadth of art practice emerging from the UK’s exceptional art schools and alternative education programmes, the exhibition provides an intriguing opportunity to see the next generation of contemporary artists who encapsulate the cultural zeitgeist.

The exhibition, selected by internationally renowned artists, Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers, will feature 45 of the UK’s most exciting artists emerging from arts education around the country: Jan Agha, Eleonora Agostini, Justin Apperley, Ismay Bright, Roland Carline, Liam Ashley Clark, Becca May Collins, Rafael Pérez Evans, Katharina Fitz, Samuel Fordham, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Gabriela Giroletti, Roei Greenberg, Elena Helfrecht, Mary Herbert, Laura Hindmarsh, Cyrus Hung, Yulia Iosilzon, Umi Ishihara, Alexei Alexander Izmaylov, Paul Jex, Eliot Lord, Annie Mackinnon, Renie Masters, Simone Mudde, Isobel Napier, Louis Blue Newby, Louiza Ntourou, Ryan Orme, Marijn Ottenhof, Jonas Pequeno, Emma Prempeh, Zoe Radford, Taylor Jack Smith, George Stamenov, Emily Stollery, Wilma Stone, Jack Sutherland, Xiuching Tsay, Alaena Turner, Klara Vith, Ben Walker, Ben Yau, Camille Yvert and Stefania Zocco.

Since 1949, New Contemporaries has held a vital role in the UK’s contemporary art scene. Throughout the exhibition's history, a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries exhibitions including post-war figures Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; new media pioneers Derek Jarman and Helen Chadwick; YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson and Chris Ofili; and more recently a new generation of exceptional artists including Ed Atkins, Monster Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean and Laure Prouvost.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 Related Events: 

Exhibition Preview  
September 26, 2019, 6-9pm 

Join us for the official launch of the exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and after party at The Tetley.

Symposium: Identity, Making & Materials 
October 30, 2019, 2-6pm 

This symposium will look at the relationship between identity, making and materials, as well as unpack some of the key challenges for artists over the past 40 years in a changing landscape of sculptural practice. Contributors include artists Emma Hart, Mike Nelson and Daniel Silver and a younger generation of alumni Rosa Johan Uddoh, Lana Locke and Raphael Perez Evans.  This symposium is a partnership between New Contemporaries, the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery. 

Peer Mentoring
November 8, 2019, 2-5 pm 

This talk and participatory session led by artist and peer mentor, Chloe Cooper, who will introduce the practice of peer mentoring and its benefits, suggesting ways to establish groups and models of feedback. Artquest programs this session in partnership with New Contemporaries and East Street Arts. 

New Writing with New Contemporaries  
November 9, 2019, 12-4pm 

A showcase of live performances by artists: Jude Browning, Lucy Rose Cunningham, Freya Dooley, Malachy Harvey, Leo Hermitt and Ruby Lewis, who each have writing as central to their practice. The programme is produced in collaboration with Yorkshire-based artist Nick Thurston and art writing platform Corridor8.  

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