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New Contemporaries

New Contemporaries supports 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. One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists, many of whom have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £122,919
  • 2013-2014: £122,919
  • 2014-2015: £122,919

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Nicola Frimpong

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Nicola Frimpong talks to ICA curator Matt Williams about her work in the exhibition this year.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Piotr Krzymowski

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Turner prize-nominated artist Roger Hiorns talks to participant artist Piotr Krzymowski about his work in the exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Simon Senn

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participating artist Simon Senn employed a freelancer to come in and talk to us about his work in the exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Jack Brindley

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Jack Brindley talks to critic and writer Tom Morton about his work in the exhibition.

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Bryan Dooley

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Bryan Dooley talks to Turner prize-nominated artist Roger Hiorns about his work in the exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Anita Delaney

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Anita Delaney talks to critic and writer Tom Morton about her work in the exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Max Ruf

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Max Ruf talks to critic and writer Tom Morton about his work in the exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012: Nicole Morris

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012:
Participant artist Nicole Morris talks to critic and writer Tom Morton about her work in the exhibition.

The Trouble with Art Criticism

This panel, chaired by curator and writer Teresa Gleadowe, speakers include JJ Charlesworth, associate editor at ArtReview Magazine; Adrian Searle, chief art critic of The Guardian newspaper; Melissa Gronlund; Managing Editor of Afterall journal, as well as Contributing Editor for Frieze, independent writer and curator Tom Morton.

The alarm bells about the crisis in art criticism have been rung many times in recent years, but what exactly is the crisis? Leading arts writers and critics have claimed that while once art criticism was passionate, polemical and judgmental, today's critics are more likely to find themselves tangled in a web of obscure language and neutrality. This Trouble With discussion panel seeks to tackle the nature of the ominous crisis in art criticism and identify what has changed, why, and whether it makes sense to look back at historic criticism for guidance.

BNC 2011 at the ICA

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence.

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 23 November 2011 - 15 January 2012

http://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2011

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Contact details

www.newcontemporaries.org.uk

Rochelle School
Arnold Circus
London
E2 7ES

51.525318, -0.07255

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