BNC 2016, Institute of Contemporary Art


BNC16 Installation View, ICA. Photograph: Mark Blower

The ICA is delighted to welcome back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries between 23nd November 2016 - 22 January 2017

23 November 2016 - 22 January 2017

Exhibition opening: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 6.30-9pm.

Showcasing new and recent fine art graduates, the ICA is delighted to welcome back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries. The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza has chosen 46 artists who now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others. In July, New Contemporaries returned to Bluecoat, after 30 years to launch this year’s show as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2016, before travelling to the ICA in November. Bloomberg Philanthropies has supported the New Contemporaries since 2000.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are: Victoria Adam, Katja Angeli, Diana Anghel, Saelia Aparicio Torinos, James Berrington, Jack Bodimeade, Anna Bunting-Branch, Leah Carless, Michael Cox, David Donald, Jemma Egan, Kate Fahey, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Harry Fletcher, Mary Furniss, Roxman Gatt, Christopher D.A. Gray, Jamie Green, Thomas Greig, Byzantia Harlow, Sebastian Jefford, Seungjo Jeong, Alfie Kungu, Janina Lange, Lana Locke, Georgia Lucas-Going, Sophie Mackfall, Karolina Magnusson-Murray/Leon Platt, Richie Moment, Zarina Muhammad, Richard Nicholson, Mooni Perry, Lisa Porter, Alicia Reyes McNamara, George Ridgway, Rodrigo Red Sandoval, Zsofia Schweger, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Ruth Spencer Jolly, Oriele Steiner, Margreta Stolen, Reece Straw, Maryam Tafakory, Tenant of Culture and Jack West.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, brings together artists working across a range of media with traditional techniques and materials used alongside digital applications and processes. Themes in this year’s works include; mass-production, socio-economics, gender equality and cultural identity. The resulting exhibition is both a social commentary and an indication of the emerging generations’ preoccupations.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication availble for purchase here.

For more information about the exhibition at the ICA, see here.

Related events

7 December 5.00pm, ICA
Educator's Tour

Join students from Goldsmiths’ MFA Curating course on a tour of Bloomberg New Contemporaries. New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British Art Schools and provides a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition.

7 January 12.00pm, ICA
Artists’ Film Club: The White Pube presents Zayn Malik Zindabad

This screening accompanies the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 exhibition and is selected by art criticism website and research project The White Pube, a collaboration between exhibiting artist Zarina Muhammad and artist Gabrielle de la Puente, featuring a series of short films by artists from South Asia and its diaspora.

13 January 7.00pm
Witchy Methodologies

Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibiting artist Anna Bunting-Branch presents an evening of presentations, live performance, screenings and discussion exploring the idea of ‘witchy methodologies’. Participants consider how the witch, as a figure who subverts dominant modes of production and forms of knowledge, resonates in both queer feminist histories and contemporary research-based practices.

Participants include Travis Alabanza & Linda Stupart, Candice Lin & Patrick Staff, Georgia Horgan and Holly Pester.

18 January 6.30pm, ICA
What Next? Addressing the issues of access to the UK art scene for non-UK artists

This panel brings together international artists with academics and strategic experts, to address the sustainability of practice for non-UK artists residing in the country following art school. An esteemed panel present an informed survey of how in the uncertainty caused by Brexit, London faces an issue in maintaining its position as an important centre within a globalised art market as the cost of oversea fees continue to rise and visa restrictions are tightened.

The panel is chaired by Susanne Clausen (Professor in Art, University of Reading) and speakers include Stephen Beddoe (Director of External Relations, Central Saint Martins), Amanda Decker (Cultural Strategy Coordinator, Greater London Authority), Anna Harding (Chief Executive, Space) and Young In Hong (London-based artist).

Presented in partnership with New Contemporaries and the Korean Cultural Centre.

For further information on these and future events please visit the ICA and New Contemporaries' websites

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