Bloomberg New Contemporaries opened this week at the ICA for the third year running. 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 often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries. On the judging panel this year are Cullinan Richards, Nairy Baghramian, and Rosalind Nashashibi, who have chosen defining works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,200 submissions.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting 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. Now in its 63rd year, the ICA continues to work with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, having previously hosted the exhibition between 1964-1989, before seeing its welcome return in 2010.
The participating artists for 2012 are: Jennifer Bailey, Jack Brindley, Jamie Buckley, Anita Delaney, Bryan Dooley, Freya Douglas-Morris, George Eksts, Natalie Finnemore, Nicola Frimpong, Salome Ghazanfari, Lauren Godfrey, Sarah Jones, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Piotr Krzymowski, Tara Langford, Tony Law, George Little, Evariste Maiga, Jan May, Nicole Morris, Oliver Osborne, Jennifer Phelan, Polly Read, Emanuel Röhss, Max Ruf, Simon Senn, Jackson Sprague, Samuel Taylor and Tyra Tingleff.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 27 November 2012 until 13 January 2013, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH. www.ica.org.uk
Credit: Nicole Morris, I Am Here, 2011