Bloomberg New Contemporaries annual exhibition recently opened in the Leeds Art Gallery.
Hosted in Leeds for the very first time, this exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the philanthropic program. Since 1949, New Contemporaries has been showing some of the most internationally renowned artists of recent history including post-war figures Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego ; pop artists Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney ; new media pioneers Derek Jarman and Helen Chadwick, YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson and Chris Ofili; and more recently a new generation of exceptional artists including Ed Atkins, Monster Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean and Laure Prouvost.
The selection this year includes 45 young emerging artists recently graduated from the UK’s best art educational programs. The topics of the exhibition emphasize into a diversity of universal and personal politics in addition with the exploration of identities, through a variety of art mediums in order to construct a different approach to the contemporary art scene. The group of guest selectors includes Rana Begum, Ben Rivers and Sonia Boyce, who went through thousands of applications to choose the final number of artists.
One of the selected artists is Xiuching Tsay, who has showcased work in the group “Summer Exhibition” of Daniel Benjamin Gallery. Xiuching’s artwork accomplished to reach major consideration with Hannah Clugston from The Guardian describing “There is intoxication on encountering Xiuching Tsay’s hypnotic painting of three nude women bathed in endless circles and fluorescent colours.”.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is now open at Leeds Art Gallery, from 14 September to 17 November