Collections Fund at Frieze

Installation view of Dineo Seshee Bopape, Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, 2016. Mixed media, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg
John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012. Single channel HD colour video, 5.1 sound. ed. 2 of 5 + 2 Aps. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Kader Attia, Dispossession, 2013. Double slide, single slide, and video projection, color, sound. Slide duration: 13 minutes. Video duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds. Edition of 3. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2015
Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty!, 2008, 16mm anamorphic / black & white / sound, 20 minutes, edition 2/5. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London
Simon Fujiwara, Rebekkah (2012), five figures, from an edition of 3 (+ 2AP), terra-cotta dyed, life sized, cast plaster female figures with accompanying video (7mins 33 secs). Presented to Leeds Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2013. Photo by Joe Plommer

Founded in 2012 the Collections Fund is designed to support the acquisition of significant contemporary works to be gifted to Contemporary Art Society museum members across the UK.

A key aim of the scheme is to draw together the knowledge, experience and expertise of private collectors with that of museum curators in a short and intense programme of research leading to an acquisition. The scheme provides curators with a framework for research, including studio visits and discussion with the members of the Collections Fund Committee.

In 2016 the Contemporary Art Society entered a new partnership with Frieze London. This year’s Collections Fund at Frieze will again purchase a significant work at Frieze London in October 2018. In addition to this, the Contemporary Art Society will provide a research bursary to support the curator’s travel and accommodation.

 

Previous recipients of the Collections Fund scheme have included:

Leeds City Council (with artist Simon Fujiwara) in 2013

Royal Pavilion & Museum, Brighton & Hove, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (with artist Ben Rivers) in 2014

GoMA, Glasgow (with artist Hito Steyerl) in 2015

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art  (with artists John Akomfrah and Kader Attia) in 2016

Towner Art Gallery (with artist Dineo Seshee Bopape) in 2017

 

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