BNC18, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University


Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool John Moores University, 14 July 2018 - 9 September 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University

14 July 2018 - 9 September 2018

Private View: Friday, 13 July 2018, 6-8 pm

For the first time the national touring exhibition will launch from 14 July to 9 September 2018 at Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University. Forming part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, of which New Contemporaries has been an integral part since 1999, the exhibition will then tour to the South London Gallery.

BNC 2018 guest selectors Benedict Drew, Katy Moran and Keith Piper have chosen 57 artists for the annual open submission exhibition, which showcases some of the most dynamic work being made today.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 are: Agil Abdullayev, Kobby Adi, Ayo Akingbade, Annie-Marie Akussah, Chris Alton, Louis Bennett, Jack Burton, Christian Noelle Charles, Kara Chin, Faye Claridge, Jack Fawdry Tatham, Emma Fineman, Rhona Foster, Deme Georghiou, William Glass, Carrie Grainger, Madelynn Mae Green, Habib Hajallie, Camilla Hanney, Rebecca Harper, Sam Henty, Mimi Hope, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, FC Izaac, Osian Jenaer, Patrick H Jones, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Marianne Keating, Gareth Kemp, Yushi Li, Shao-Jie Lin, Heidi Maribut, Alexi Marshall, Jocelyn McGregor, Holly McLean, Paula Morison, Yuko Obe, Kamile Ofoeme, Panicattack Duo, Jack Pell, Ralph Pritchard, Anna Reading, Maïa Régis, Bella Riza, Francisco Rodriguez, Janet Sainsbury, Mohammed Sami, Antonia Showering, Shy Bairns, Wal Slzr, Tom Smith, Alcaeus Spyrou, George Stamenov, Viviana Troya, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Tom Waring and Yanghwa.


Zine Club with Shy Bairns

14 July 1:00 PM, Bluecoat

Following the launch of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 exhibition at Liverpool John Moores University, artist collective Shy Bairns will be inviting audiences to contribute to an ongoing zine-making workshop.

Shy Bairns is a multi-disciplinary collective specialising in DIY arts publications and workshops. The four artists that make up Shy Bairns, Izzy Kroese, George Gibson, Erin Blamire and Eleanor Haswell state an interest in community, identity, Art World Politics and Real World Politics, and how print relates to all of these things.


Evening of Performances

21 September 6:00 PM, Bluecoat

Co-presented by New Contemporaries and Bluecoat- join us for a double bill of performances by Rosa Johan Uddoh and Tom Smith.

Both artists’ work has been shaped by television and these two unique performances deal with personal identity through the lens of the small screen.

Tickets: £4/£3 I Book on Bluecoat website

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