Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence

23 Nov 2011 – 15 Jan 2012

Regular hours

16:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
12:00 – 23:00
16:00 – 23:00

Cost of entry


Save Event: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence4

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross
Directions via Google Maps Directions via Citymapper
Event map


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence opens a window onto the future of contemporary art, bringing together some of the best work currently emerging from the UK's art schools by 40 recent graduates. The exhibition shows the range of materials and processes employed by artists today — appropriation, traditional studio practice, spatial interventions, digital production, collaboration and the use of chance and found objects, and offers an indication of what audiences may encounter in art galleries in the coming years. Participants are selected by a panel of artists who have often previously taken part in the exhibition themselves. This year they are Pablo Bronstein, whose exhibition Sketches for Regency Living is at the ICA until 25 September 2011; Sarah Jones; and Michael Raedecker. Over half the participants in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence come from outside the UK reflecting the international intake of the UK's art schools and their importance in attracting artists to this country. The artists selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence are Marie Angeletti, Cornelia Baltes, Joshua Bilton, Sarah Brown, Savinder Bual, David Buckley, Leah Capaldi, Alicja Dobrucka, Tomas Downes, Peles Empire, Katie Goodwin, Kate Groobey, Noel Hensey, Anna Ilsley, Kim Kielhofner, Minae Kim, Se-jin Kim, Sui Kim, Ute Klein, Hyewon Kwon, Ian Marshall, Georgina McNamara, Sophie Neury, Rasmus Nilausen, Nick Nowicki, Marco Palmieri, Selma Parlour, George Petrou, Yelena Popova, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Anne Kathrin Schuhmann, Dagmar Schurrer, Alison Stolwood, Jonathan Trayte, David Ben White, Samuel Williams, Lisa Wilkens, Poppy Whatmore, Hyun Woo Lee and Rafal Zawistowski. Complementing the exhibition are talks and weekly artists' salons that bring together differing viewpoints to discuss contemporary modes of production and structures of professional artistic development. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay by Professor Peter Osborne, which discusses the history and definition of contemporary and suggests how we might understand the word in relation to the artworks selected. Texts on the artists' works are by Patrick Coyle, Sià ´n Parkinson, Chinmoyi Patel and Heather Phillipson

What to expect? Toggle


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.