November 22, 2016 - New Contemporaries - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016
November 22, 2016

New Contemporaries

Janina Lange, Shooting Clouds, 2014. HD video, 5:12 minutes.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016
November 23, 2016–January 22, 2017

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
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Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates, New Contemporaries returns to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from November 23, 2016–January 22, 2017.

The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza have chosen 46 artists who now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are: Victoria Adam, Katja Angeli, Diana Anghel, Saelia Aparicio Torinos, James Berrington, Jack Bodimeade, Anna Bunting-Branch, Leah Carless, Michael Cox, David Donald, Jemma Egan, Kate Fahey, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Harry Fletcher, Mary Furniss, Roxman Gatt, Christopher D.A. Gray, Jamie Green, Thomas Greig, Byzantia Harlow, Sebastian Jefford, Seungjo Jeong, Alfie Kungu, Janina Lange, Lana Locke, Georgia Lucas-Going, Sophie Mackfall, Karolina Magnusson-Murray/Leon Platt, Richie Moment, Zarina Muhammad, Richard Nicholson, Mooni Perry, Lisa Porter, Alicia Reyes McNamara, George Ridgway, Rodrigo Red Sandoval, Zsofia Schweger, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Ruth Spencer Jolly, Oriele Steiner, Margreta Stolen, Reece Straw, Maryam Tafakory, Tenant of Culture and Jack West.

This year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries brings together artists working across a range of media with traditional techniques and materials used alongside digital applications and processes. Themes including the mass-produced, socio-economics, gender equality and cultural identity feature, with the resulting exhibition being both a social commentary and an indication of this emerging generations’ preoccupations.

Of this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Kirsty Ogg, Director, said “New Contemporaries acknowledges that it is increasingly difficult for emerging artists to continue to operate in the UK. Through our annual exhibition and partner initiatives, our objective is to support emerging practitioners, with the intention to make artists' practices sustainable in the long-term. This year’s exhibition at the ICA demonstrates the continuing strength of work coming from British art schools, and the importance of critical platforms from which emerging work can be seen and discussed.”

Gregor Muir, outgoing ICA Executive Director, commented, "We’re thrilled to be welcoming back Bloomberg New Contemporaries. For 70 years, the ICA has been at the forefront of cutting edge arts and culture offering a living space for artists to experiment with ideas. Supporting emerging artists sits at the very core of our ethos and we’re proud to give talented creatives a platform to exhibit their work. Each year, the varied works explore different themes of inquiry and this year's selection deals with key contemporary issues such as identity, materiality, technology and urban living.”

With support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, this year’s participants will also benefit from access to a number of professional development opportunities intended to make their practice more sustainable in the long term. These include one-to-one and peer mentoring delivered in partnership with Artquest; a national network of studio bursaries; the shaping of elements of the public programme at ICA; and access to other partner projects such as Stop Play Record and Syllabus II. Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported New Contemporaries since 2000.

As a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), New Contemporaries is a registered charity supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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