Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009

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Bev Bytheway, Megan Watkins, Eileen Daly
New Contemporaries (1988), 2009 - Art, British - 176 pages
This exhibition catalogue is published alongside the annual show of the same name that launches at Cornerhouse in September 2009, featuring the work of 47 artists. Bloomberg New Contemporaries, formerly Young Contemporaries has a long and illustrious history, dating back to the first exhibition of young graduates in 1949. For the past 60 years this annual show has been dedicated to profiling the work of young, new and emerging artists at the start of their professional careers. Through its annual presence, New Contemporaries has identified serious artists from each generation and given them the opportunity to show for the first time. The premise remains the same today. The selectors for the 2009 edition of this annual exhibition (Cornerhouse, Manchester, September - October 2009; Club Row, Rochelle School, London, November - December 2009) are Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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About the author (2009)

Wolfgang Tillmans was born in Remscheid, Germany in 1968 and studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His work, whilst appearing to capture the immediacy of the moment and character of the subject, also examines the dynamics of photographic representation. From the outset he ignored the traditional separation of art exhibited in a gallery from images and ideas conveyed through other forms of publication, giving equal weight to both. His expansive floor to ceiling installations feature images of subcultures and political movements, as well as portraits, landscapes, still-lives and abstract imagery varying in scale from postcard- to wall-sized prints. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1996 and Tate Britain, London, in a major retrospective in 2003. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2000.

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