Jessica Alkire

A New Generation of Artists

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Join art students and graduates 27 November 2013 – 26 January 2014 for an exhibition of works from the industry’s up-and-coming artists. The Institute for Contemporary Arts is hosting the Bloomberg New Contemporaries (BNC) annual art exhibition, displaying works from 46 different young artists.

BNC is an organisation that has been a platform for fine arts graduates since 1949. Its yearly exhibition was first hosted in 2005 and gives art students and recent graduates the opportunity to display their work. This provides greater exposure and communication with the public for young artists and their work. BNC has even helped launch the careers of established artists such as David Hockney, Mike Nelson, and Anthony Gormley. The organisation and its annual exhibition also give visitors the opportunity to see the modern, innovative work of the new generation of artists that truly is the future of the industry.

(c) Isabelle ZhiZhi Southwood

(c) Isabelle ZhiZhi Southwood

BNC’s annual exhibition is unlike any other in that entry to the competition is open to all who wish to participate. The artists included in the exhibition were chosen from a pool of over 1,500 submissions from art students and recent graduates in the UK. Works from 46 different artists were selected for the exhibition. The candidates were examined and chosen by prominent British artists Chantal Joffe, Nathaniel Mellors, and Ryan Gander based upon the work itself and its cultural context. The exhibition includes artwork from a wide variety of mediums, such as sculpture, photography, video, and more.

BNC’s exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Arts runs 27 November 2013 – 26 January 2014. The event is free to the public. Visit the BNC website and Facebook to learn more, and be sure to follow them on Twitter for updates.

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