The ICA welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries for the 5th year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from 1,400 submissions. The resulting exhibition is an incisive snapshot of contemporary practice, spanning diverse media, processes, themes, influences and approaches—from moving image and performance to more traditional approaches to making work such as printmaking, painting and sculpture.
As the leading UK organisation to support emergent art practice from British Art Schools since 1949, New Contemporaries consistently provides a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson as well as more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost.
Complementing this year’s annual national touring exhibition is a public programme of talks and live events that bring together differing viewpoints to discuss contemporary modes of production.
Performance & Events Schedule:
Educators Tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries Led by ICA Curator Matt Williams and New Contemporaries Director Kirsty Ogg Wed 26 Nov, 5pm.
Friday Salon: On Art Residencies Fri 28 Nov, 3pm £5 / £3 ICA MembersFriday Salon on Residency Programmes in the U.K. A chance to ask questions and find out more. With Delfina Foundation, Hospitalfield and The Bothy Project.
New Terms: Radical Education Workshops Sat 29 Nov, 12pm Free, booking required A series of participatory and theoretical sessions in the ICA studio on experimental and radical learning and pedagogy, led by members of the New Terms: Radical Education Workshops group.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries Performances: ICA Theatre Sat 29 Nov, 5pm £5 / £3 ICA Members Series of performances by Bloomberg New Contemporaries artists MKLK, Katie Hayward, Milou van der Maaden and Jesc Bunyard.
ICA Quickfire: Tristan Garcia Thu 4 Dec, 6.30pm £10 / £8 ICA Members French philosopher and novelist Tristan Garcia is in conversation with London-based writer, musician and curator Morgan Quaintance.
Friday Salon: Drama for the Gallery Fri 5 Dec, 3pm £5 / £3 ICA Members The discussion led by curator and critic Helena Rickett will consider artists’ use of writing and the dramatic form as part of their practice.
Gallery Tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries Led by a Goldsmiths MFA Curating Student Thu 11 Dec, 6.30pm Free, booking required.
Artist Film Club: Unorthodox hosts selected by Shen Xin Sun 30 Nov, 2-4pm £5 / £3 ICA MembersThis group screening is selected by Bloomberg New Contemporaries participating artist Shen Xin. These artists’ works explore the practice of problematizing socio-political situations and subject matter and including a work by the artist.
Gallery Tour: Bloomberg New Contemporaries Led by magician James Brown Thu 22 Jan, 6.30pm Free, booking required.
Culture Now: Goshka Macuga & Enrico David Fri 16 Jan, 1pm £5 / £3 ICA MembersBloomberg New Contemporaries selectors Goshka Macuga and Enrico David discuss the exhibition and their own artistic practices with curator Grant Watson.
Da Thirst Magazine Fete: Sat 24 Jan, 7pm £5 / £3 ICA Members Artists Matt Copson and Laura O’Neill present a Da Thirst magazine fete and an Art World Top 100 Table Tennis competition.
For more information, visit https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/seasons/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2014