Líšeň Profile (2010) drawings on paper Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections,…
Nathaniel Mellors (b.1974, Doncaster, UK) makes irreverent, absurd and hilarious videos, sculptures, performances and writings that challenge notions of taste, morality, and intelligence. Recent solo exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); ICA,…
Commissioned through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums 2011 for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with generous support from the Sfumato Foundation. The work was selected by Adam…
In 2010 The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella were awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums: commission to collect for their proposal to work with artist Luke Fowler. The resulting work by Fowler, The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott, will open to the public for the first time at the Hepworth Wakefield on 23 June.
The inaugural Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for 2009 was presented to Museums Sheffield, The Graves Art Gallery for their proposal to commission a work Líšeň Profile by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá. Museums Sheffield’s current focus for the visual art collections is the broad theme of identity. This is a thread which runs throughout the art collections, from Jonathan Richardson’s 18th century portrait Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Gwen John’s Corner of the Artist’s Room and Marc Quinn’s Kiss. The long-term intention is to acquire key works which comment on social and political issues. Seeking to engage audiences with concepts such as belonging, a sense of placeand the impact of migration and intercultural exchange.