This year, 55 artists join the assembly of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, chosen by the UK organisation which supports emergent art practice from British Art Schools. New Contemporaries provides a critical platform for recent fine art graduates by means of this annual, nationally touring exhibition – of which previous exhibitors include Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson.
Showcasing final year students, graduates and artists one year out of study, the annual national touring exhibition has consistently acted as a barometer of contemporary art practice, shining a spotlight on the hottest talents of the year.
One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, this year New Contemporaries invited nearly 1,400 submissions, from which selectors – Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga – have chosen works created by the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools.
This year also marks the 65th anniversary of Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the 8th Liverpool Biennial, of which Bloomberg is an integral part. This year’s exhibition launches at World Museum, joining its extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences, before moving on to London’s ICA in November.
Participating artists for 2014 include Lucy Beech, Dinah Berger, Louise Bradley, Jesc Bunyard, Matt Copson, Racheal Crowther, Yi Dai, Tajinder Dhami, Bee Flowers and Alice Gauthier.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 20 September – 26 October, World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EN. For more information visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml.
1. Yi Dai, Nocturne No. 4, 2014.
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