Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Institute of Contemporary Arts

Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Institute of Contemporary Arts

New Contemporaries

November 20, 2014

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
26 November 2014–25 January 2015

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Upper and Lower Galleries
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm,
Thursday 11am–9pm
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The ICA welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries for the fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from 1,400 submissions. The resulting exhibition is an incisive snapshot of contemporary practice, spanning diverse media, processes, themes, influences and approaches—from moving image and performance to more traditional approaches to making work such as printmaking, painting and sculpture.

As the leading UK organisation to support emergent art practice from British art schools since 1949, New Contemporaries consistently provides a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson as well as more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost.

Complementing this year’s annual national touring exhibition is a public programme of talks and live events that bring together differing viewpoints to discuss contemporary modes of production.

Educators tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Wednesday 26 November, 5pm
Led by ICA Curator Matt Williams and New Contemporaries Director Kirsty Ogg.

Friday Salon: On Art Residencies
Friday 28 November, 3pm
Friday Salon on Residency Programmes in the UK. A chance to ask questions and find out more. With Delfina Foundation, Hospitalfield and The Bothy Project.

New Terms: Radical Education workshops
Saturday 29 November, noon
Free, booking required
A series of participatory and theoretical sessions in the ICA studio on experimental and radical learning and pedagogy, led by members of the New Terms: Radical Education workshops group.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries performances: ICA Theatre
Saturday 29 November, 5pm
Series of performances by Bloomberg New Contemporaries artists Jesc Bunyard, Katie Hayward, Lucy Joyce, MKLK and Milou van der Maaden.

ICA Quickfire: Tristan Garcia
Thursday 4 December, 6:30pm
French philosopher and novelist Tristan Garcia is in conversation with London-based writer, musician and curator Morgan Quaintance.

Friday Salon: Drama for the Gallery
Friday 5 December, 3pm
The discussion led by curator and critic Helena Rickett will consider artists’ use of writing and the dramatic form as part of their practice.

Gallery tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Led by a Goldsmiths MFA Curating students
Thursday 11 December, 6:30pm
Free, booking required

Artist Film Club: Unorthodox hosts selected by Xin Shen
Sunday 30 November, 2–4pm
This group screening is selected by Bloomberg New Contemporaries participating artist Shen Xin. These artists’ works explore the practice of problematizing socio-political situations and subject matter including a work by the artist.

Gallery tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Led by magician James Brown
Thursday 22 January, 6:30pm
Free, booking required

Culture Now: Goshka Macuga & Enrico David
Friday 16 January, 1pm
Bloomberg New Contemporaries selectors Goshka Macuga and Enrico David discuss the exhibition and their own artistic practices with curator Grant Watson.

Da Thirst magazine fete
Saturday 24 January, 7pm
Artists Matt Copson and Laura O’Neill present a Da Thirst magazine fete and an Art World Top 100 Table Tennis competition.

Sponsored by Bloomberg, New Contemporaries is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Registered Charity. Asthe leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools, since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study, primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.

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