November 21, 2013 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013
November 21, 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013

Calum Crawford, Bucket of Chicken & a 40oz, 2013.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: 2013
27 November 2013–26 January 2014

Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH

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For the fourth year running, the ICA welcomes Bloomberg New Contemporaries with 46 participants, following a successful edition last year, which saw just over 42,000 visitors through the space. This year’s selectors, Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors, have chosen outstanding works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,500 submissions.

Throughout the exhibition’s history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries, including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Mike Nelson and Jane and Louise Wilson; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have also shown their work.

Two main features distinguish the New Contemporaries selection process from other submission exhibitions: there is absolutely no pre-selection and the majority of the works included in the exhibition have been selected as a result of actual time spent with the artwork rather than solely from a virtual image.

This year the final works span a wide range of mediums from sculpture, photography and video works with installation art taking centre stage. The artists appear to be concerned by materiality and image manipulation as well as the construction of space and narrative. Whilst some artists appear concerned with the formal aspects of art production some works tap into popular and domestic culture through the use of YouTube content and household objects.

Participating artists for 2013 are Aisha Abid Hussain, Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Antoine L’Heureux, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Alexandra McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O’Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Dante Rendle Traynor, Daniela Sarigu, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Isabelle Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esme Toler, Sarah Tynan, Maarten van den Bos, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, and Tim Zercie.

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.

Also on view:
Ibiza: Moments in Love
27 November 2013–26 January 2014

Related talks and events:

“Copyright/Copywrong: The Ethics of Intellectual Property”
Wednesday 4 December, 6:45pm

“Notes on Camp”
Wednesday 8 January, 6:45pm

“The Trouble with Rents”
Wednesday 22 January, 6:45pm

Symposium: “The Art School: The Future for ‘Theory’?”
Saturday 25 January, from 11am

Friday Salons
Rethinking Your Practice – 29 November
Practice-based PhDs – 6 December
Being Visible: Feminism, Art & the Internet – 10 January
Defining Contemporary – 24 January

Gallery tours
Peles Empire – 12 December
Hannah Perry – 19 December
Becky Beasley – 16 January

ICA Student Forum: New Terms
Saturday 18 January, from 2pm
Bloomberg New Contemporaries ‘Reading’ Group – 2pm
Radical Education Workshops – 4pm
Late Term, Club Night – 9pm

Artists’ Film Club
Masculine/Feminine – 4 December
Marcel Broodthaers – 11 December
Ursula Mayer Selects + Intro – 18 December
Haris Epaminonda Selects + Intro – 9 January

Press information:
Naomi Crowther | Press Officer ICA: naomi.crowther [​at​] | T +44 (0) 20 7766 1407


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