Open 2018

12 Jan 2018 – 17 Mar 2018

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Wed–Sat, 11–6pm

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NN Contemporary Art

United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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NN’s biennial Open Exhibition returns for its 2018 edition


Opening night: Friday 12 January 2018, 6–8pm

Artists: Jonathan Alibone, Zahra Amirkamali, Emily Arnold, Tristram Aver, Catherine Baker, Sharon Baker, Sophie Bament, Emma Barford, Ben Bird, Giulia Cacciuttolo, Lorsen Camps, Tadao Cern, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, George Chinnery, Fran Copeman, Benjamin Duax, Daniel Earey, Robert Fitzmaurice, Louise Freeman, James Fuller, Alison Goodyear, Anna Gonzalez, John Griff, Colette Griffin, Keren Goresh-Freedman, Luke Harby, Jade Hanley, Matt James Healy, Charlie Hurcombe, Sarah Jenkins, Sarah Louise Keber, Jonathan Kelham, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Marine Lefebvre, Silvia Lerin, Maria Lewis, William Lindley, Eugene Macki, Zara Makhdoom, Tahira Mandarino, Ryoko Minamitani, Alvin Ong, Sylvia Owens, Alistair Payne, Karen Piddington, Maksim Podorozkin, Duncan Poulton, Richard Powell, Lisa Price, Srecko Radivojcevic, Alison Ranson, Attia Rashid, Chernaya Rechka, Scott Robertson, Luís Filipe Salgado Pereira Rodrigues, Marjan Samie, Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk, Veronica Slater, Emily Sparkes, Stephanie Spindler, Alcaeus Spyrou, Natalka Liber Stephenson, Pamina Stewart, James Tebbutt, Clare Thatcher, David Theobald, Ross Tomkins, Mererid Velios, Satu Viljanen, Jane Walker, Mark Wilsher, Claire Yspol, Jasmin Yusuf.

Selected by: Kaavous Clayton, Jules Devonshire, Roxy Walsh.

The Open is our biennial exhibition of work selected from a global open call. We never know who will apply or what the show will look like and we always invite a guest panel of judges to select the work for the final exhibition. Our judging panel this edition are co-directors of originalprojects Kaavous Clayton and Jules Devonshire and artist and Goldsmiths Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Practice (Studio Practice) Roxy Walsh.

Every two years NN Contemporary Art hosts its Open Exhibition of work by artists from across the world in a wide range of media. The show is selected by a changing panel of judges; this year’s panel were co-directors of originalprojects Kaavous Clayton and Jules Devonshire and artist and Goldsmiths Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Practice (Studio Practice) Roxy Walsh 166 artists responded to the open call submitting 347 individual works. From this selection the judges chose 73 artists to feature in the exhibition.

The Open Exhibition launches at NN on 12 January 2018 at 6pm and visitors will be able to see a wide range of artworks: from a video about slugs to utopian philosophy, from washing machine parts and wool to photographs of doves and much more from across the globe including Ukraine, Iran, France and the UK.

The Open is a selling show and gives visitors the opportunity to buy the artworks in the exhibition by emerging and leading artists. Visitors will be able to ask the gallery front desk for a price list and NN can arrange delivery of the artwork to homes, offices or as gifts after the close of the exhibition.

Exhibiting artists

Robert Fitzmaurice

Robert Fitzmaurice

Jasmin Yusuf

Sarah Jenkins

Luke Harby

Luke Harby


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