‘In the Presence’ features the best emerging British Artists
The Bloomberg New Contemporaries artists have been announced for this years show at the ICA London and at S1 in Sheffield. “In the Presence” opens a window onto the future of contemporary art, bringing together some of the best work currently emerging from the UK’s art schools by 40 recent graduates.The exhibition shows the range of materials and processes employed by artists today – appropriation, traditional studio practice, spatial interventions, digital production, collaboration and the use of chance and found objects, and offers an indication of what audiences may encounter in art galleries in the coming years.Participants are selected by a panel of artists who have often previously taken part in the exhibition themselves. This year they are Pablo Bronstein, whose exhibition Sketches for Regency Living is at the ICA until 25 September 2011; Sarah Jones; and Michael Raedecker. Over half the participants in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence come from outside the UK reflecting the international intake of the UK’s art schools and their importance in attracting artists to this country.
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. Independent of place and democratic to the core, New Contemporaries is open to all. Exhibition participants are selected by a panel predominantly made up of artists and writers by means of a rigorous two-stage process. While in its history New Contemporaries has travelled the length and breadth of the country, it hasn’t been in Sheffield since 1993. In a particularly vibrant and active time in the city’s history, it is the perfect moment for this show of radical, bold and experimental art.
Louise Hutchinson, Artistic Director of S1 said: ‘We’re delighted to be hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries this September in collaboration with Site Gallery; it’s very exciting that the exhibition is returning to Sheffield after almost 20 years. Having the opportunity to host such a significant exhibition for emerging artists in S1’s newly opened studios and gallery space is fantastic.’Founded in 1995, S1 Artspace is one of Sheffield’s longest-standing studio and gallery organisations. Over its history, S1 has created numerous opportunities for over 350 artists working in different disciplines and has accommodated over 100 artists through its studios. S1 prides itself on the artists that have been a part of its history as well as those it continues to attract.While in its history New Contemporaries has travelled the length and breadth of the country, it hasn’t been in Sheffield since 1993. In a particularly vibrant and active time in the city’s history, it is the perfect moment for this show of radical, bold and experimental art.Louise Hutchinson, Artistic Director of S1 said: ‘We’re delighted to be hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries this September in collaboration with Site Gallery; it’s very exciting that the exhibition is returning to Sheffield after almost 20 years. Having the opportunity to host such a significant exhibition for emerging artists in S1’s newly opened studios and gallery space is fantastic.’
The artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 ‘In the Presence’:
Marie Angeletti, Cornelia Baltes, Joshua Bilton, Sarah Brown, Savinder Bual, David Buckley, Leah Capaldi, Alicja Dobrucka, Tomas Downes, Peles Empire, Katie Goodwin, Kate Groobey, Noel Hensey, Anna Ilsley, Kim Kielhofner, Minae Kim, Se-jin Kim, Sui Kim, Ute Klein, Hyewon Kwon, Ian Marshall, Georgina McNamara, Sophie Neury, Rasmus Nilausen, Nick Nowicki, Marco Palmieri, Selma Parlour, George Petrou, Yelena Popova, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Anne Kathrin Schuhmann, Dagmar Schurrer, Alison Stolwood, Jonathan Trayte, David Ben White, Samuel Williams, Lisa Wilkens, Poppy Whatmore, Hyun Woo Lee and Rafal Zawistowski.
Complementing the exhibition are talks and weekly artists’ salons that bring together differing viewpoints to discuss contemporary modes of production and structures of professional artistic development. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay by Professor Peter Osborne, which discusses the history and definition of contemporary and suggests how we might understand the word in relation to the artworks selected. Texts on the artists’ works are by Patrick Coyle, Siôn Parkinson, Chinmoyi Patel and Heather Phillipson.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 will be showing at S1 Artspace and Site Gallery in Sheffield between 23 September and 5 November 2011 before travelling to the ICA, London, 23 November 2011 until 15 January 2012.