Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18
For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.
Mark Leckey’s ‘Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD’ acquired for Tate
The film touches base with the landmarks of Leckey’s first 35 years, as well as sketching a picture of the times that is incredibly evocative for anyone who remembers Britain from the 60s on.
Three paintings by Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Living in Paris as a refugee, Badalov’s practice tests the limits of language and the restrictions it can impose upon us.
Ferrari-red ceramic piece by Ann Van Hoey acquired for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Van Hoey merges the traditional craftsmanship of earthenware vessels with the lavish status symbols of a consumerist society
Products from Assemble’s Turner Prize-winning project acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
All were produced using local materials in Granby Workshop, a community project based in Liverpool’s Toxteth area.
Painting by Lothar Götz donated to The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln
The acrylic on board painting is a unique example of the colours and forms that Götz uses for his large scales murals and immersive architectural displays.
Four portraits of “dolls” by Kate Davis donated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Poverty-stricken children in the nineteenth century would stitch together discarded shoes, bones and fabric scraps to conjure what would somewhat resemble a little doll.
Specially commissioned ‘Sea Painting’ by Jessica Warboys acquired by the CAS for Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Warboy’s work strips the canvas from its frame and forces it into direct contact with the unforgiving elements of the windswept British landscape.
Diptych by 2017 Turner Prize-nominee Lubaina Himid acquired for Gallery Oldham
The gallery aims to attract new audiences and explore challenging issues around racial, ethnic and cultural identity.
Installation by Neil Brownsword acquired for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Adopting the role of both artist and archaeologist, Brownsword unearths discarded by-products from closed Staffordshire ceramic factories to create sculptures that reflect on the forces of globalisation and the local economy.
Eight collages by John Stezaker acquired for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The collages respond to a key series of work in Birmingham’s collection, ‘Pygmalion and the Image’ (1875-78) by Edward Burne-Jones, and was completed whilst Stezaker was curating an exhibition there.