Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Now in its 70th year, the annual Bloomberg New contemporaries exhibition celebrates the next generation of exceptional talent emerging from the UK’s art schools. Since 1949, New Contemporaries has held a vital role in the UK’s contemporary art scene and helped to launch the careers of a cross-section of some of the most internationally renowned artists of recent history including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Gillian Wearing, Tacita Dean, Chris Offili, Ed Atkins and Laure Prouvost.
This year works by 45 artists will be on display covering themes from global and personal politics, exemplified by Roei Greenberg's photographs taken along the Israeli/Syrian border and George Stamenov’s re-imagining of post-Soviet era Bulgaria; Class and community, explored in Emma Prempeh’s film shot in her grandmother’s house; and Gender and Sexuality, highlighted in Louis Blue Newby’s remake of David Cronenberg’s 1996 psycho-sexual thriller ‘Crash' and, Taylor Jack Smith’s animations which look at male identity.
The exhibition offers an opportunity to see the next generation of contemporary artists who encapsulate the cultural zeitgeist and to spot the rising stars of tomorrow.
Timings: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm
Image: "I Thought I Would Sit Here and Look Out Over the Fjord for the Last Time" (2018) by Samuel Fordham, one of the artists selected for the 2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition