Bloomberg New Contemporaries is returning to the ICA for its third consecutive year. From tomorrow, the exhibition which was previewed in Liverpool, to coincide with this years biennale offers a mixed bag of mediums from painting to video installations. The selectors Cullinan Richards, Nairy Baghramian, and Rosalind Nashashibi have chosen their choice of defining works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,200 submissions.
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. One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.
Participating artists for 2012 are: Jennifer Bailey, Jack Brindley, Jamie Buckley, Anita Delaney, Bryan Dooley, Freya Douglas-Morris, George Eksts, Natalie Finnemore, Nicola Frimpong, Salome Ghazanfari, Lauren Godfrey, Sarah Jones, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Piotr Krzymowski, Tara Langford, Tony Law, George Little, Evariste Maiga, Jan May, Nicole Morris, Oliver Osborne, Jennifer Phelan, Polly Read, Emanuel Röhss, Max Ruf, Simon Senn, Jackson Sprague, Samuel Taylor and Tyra Tingleff.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools. New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. The ICA is working with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, having previously hosted the exhibition between 1964-1989, before seeing its welcome return in 2010.
Image: Lauren Godfrey Memphis The White Wall 2011 Photo: © ArtLyst 2012