Since 1949 Bloomberg New Contemporaries has given a platform to the UK’s brightest emerging artistic talent. This year the exhibition begins at Liverpool’s World Museum before moving once again to London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.
BNC gives final year and recent graduates a chance to display their work to the public. From almost 1,400 submissions, this year’s selectors; Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga, have given the spotlight to the most promising few.
Celebrating the organisation’s 65th year running, fifty-five artists have been chosen, coming together to produce a diverse and exciting exhibition of talent. Those selected have joined a roster that has previously included names such as Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson, David Hockney, and Damien Hirst.
With a focus on moving image, performance and print making, there are a plethora of themes being explored this year. Many venture into exploring materiality and methods of production in their work, while others delve deeper into the subjects of current affairs, human behaviour, language, desire and the body.
With many prestigious artists having started out here, there are high hopes for these artists and what they will be capable of in the future.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the World Museum 20th September to 26th October 2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA 26th November to 25th January 2015