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SURGE. A glimpse into the future of the contemporary art scene The Courtauld Institute of Art

April 7, 2018

Kickstarter Preview Event 26 April 2018, 18.00-21.00, £5 tickets

 

Larry Amponsah, Hunger, Curiosity, & Urgency , Mixed Media Collage & Painitng on Somerset velvet paper, 342 x 180 cm, Royal College of Art, MA Painting

 

The 13th East Wing Biennial, an exhibition organised entirely by students that, since its inception in 1991, has exhibited established icons of the British Art scene including Gilbert and George, Howard Hodgkin and Damien Hirst.

 

On the 26th April, The Courtauld will open its doors for the Kickstarter opening of the 13th East Wing, SURGE. Guests will get the chance to catch a glimpse of the work of emerging contemporary artists in the place dedicated to its study.

 

This year’s exhibition will set a new precedent by celebrating the influx of talent, skill, and creativity that studying artists bring to the contemporary London art scene. At the heart of this year’s exhibition is the concept of collaboration, between the art world’s future curators and creators. Built on the world-renowned reputation of The Courtauld for the study of History of Art, this year’s exhibition will provide a platform to showcase the work of talented emerging artists from some of the world’s top universities outside of their degree shows. The show curates the best works from London’s student artists in a single space offering a unique opportunity to glimpse the future of the contemporary art scene.

Ever wondered who the next ‘big names’ in the fast-moving contemporary art scene will be?

 

Tickets can be purchased for the Kickstarter opening via The East Wing website. For a minimum donation of £5 guests will be given unprecedented insight into the world’s emerging contemporary art scene. With a live DJ set, fresh from Berlin, by Oren Sounds and an exclusive live art performance from Central Saint Martin’s students this will be a night of celebration for what the future holds. 

 

On top of this, to coincide with The University of London’s celebration of 150 years of Leading Women SURGE is offering a selection of specialist tours and events dedicated to the emerging female artists. One such event will investigate Women and Technology in art with tickets being release via our website in the coming weeks. Supporting equality and acting as a precedent for future exhibitions we are pleased to announce an equal gender representation across the works on show.

 

For more information and to catch a glimpse of the works on show head to our website https://eastwingbiennial.org/ or check out our Instagram www.instagram.com/eastwingbiennial

 

 

Cecilia Charlton, Plants People Pots [an invitation] 2018 textiles, oil paintings on panel x in., Royal College of Art, MA  Painting.

 

Events

 

Kickstarter Preview

Thursday 26th April, 2018, 6-9pm

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

 

Fine Art and Free Drinks for a Fiver.

Please purchase tickets for the event here. 

 

Opening to the public, SURGE will give unprecedented insight into the world’s emerging contemporary art scene. With a live DJ set, fresh from Berlin, by Oren Sounds and an exclusive live art performance from Central Saint Martins students this will be a night of celebration for the future of the contemporary art scene. 

 

Ticket sales end on the 9th April.

 

Public Openings 28th & 29th April, 11-4pm

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

 

A chance to see the collection, take a tour, listen to the free audio guide and participate in a workshop inspired by one of the artworks. Free Entry. Tours will run throughout the day and tickets can be reserved in advance.
 

Women and Technology in Art 10th May, 6-9pm

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

 

A drinks reception, panel discussion and exhibition opening dedicated to exploring how contemporary Women artists use technology in their practice. Tickets will be free and available to reserve through the website.

 

 

 

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