BNC 2009, Cornerhouse


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, Sat 12 Sep 2009 – Sun 25 Oct 2009, Cornerhouse, Manchester

BNC 2009 brought together work by 47 emerging artists selected by established artists Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans

19 September 2009 - 25 October 2009

With an extraordinary generosity of spirit, selectors Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans debated every artwork with gusto, intelligence and sensitivity.

“Much work this year plays with the role of description, of telling things as they are, or inventing things till they look at least real.”

- Sacha Craddock, Chair of the selection panel.

New Contemporaries (formerly Young Contemporaries) has a long and involved history dating back to the first exhibition of young graduates from Greater London Art Schools in 1949. Throughout its 60 year of existence it has identified serious artists from each generation and given them the opportunity to show for the first time. The premise remains the same today.

Artists selected this year: Adam Bainbridge, Myka Baum, Frances Blythe, Sam Burford, Amir Chasson, David Cochrane, Andrew Curtis, Jorge de la Garza, Nicolas Deshayes, Bee Emmott, Teresa Eng, Anna.M.R. Freeman, Felix Frith, Joseph Gower, Susie Green, Alexandra Handal, Richard Healy, Jung-Ouk Hong, Benjamin Jenner, Peiyuan Jiang, Michael Just, Dean Kissick, Paul Knight, Una Knox, Simone Koch, Rinat Kotler, Martina Lindqvist, Susanne Ludwig, Rachel Maclean, Francis Mason, Jack Newling, Marco Palmieri, Rebecca Parkin, Chinmoyi Patel, Johanna Piesniewski, Sam Plagerson, David Price, Konrad Pustola, Hannes Ribarits, Nick Smith, Christopher Thomas & Kristel Raesaar, Jonathan Trayte, Jack Vickridge, Amanda Wasielewski, Barbara Wolff, Freya Wright, Laura Zilionyte.

BNC 2009: Wolfgang Tillmans in conversation with Sacha Craddock from New Contemporaries on Vimeo.



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