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fig-futures

supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Outset

2018-19

 

fig-2

at ICA Studio

in association with Outset

2015

 

FIG-FUTURES
PARTNERING VENUES
ARTISTS
CONTACT
SUPPORTERS
FIG-2
ART FUND CURATORIAL SEMINAR
FIG-2 AT BICESTER VILLAGE
SUPPORTERS
CREDITS
FIG-1
WEBSITE CREDITS

 

 

FIG-FUTURES

 

fig-futures is a new collecting scheme that is initiated under the framework of fig-legacy. Supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Outset with six partnering institutions and public collections in the UK, fig-futures will present 16 fig-2 alumni artists outside London. Activating the same curatorial framework as fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, each venue will organise 4 exhibitions in 4 consecutive weeks embedded in their programme.

 

Building on each artist’s ongoing practice and presenting exhibitions in a new and different environment, fig-futures aims to reach out to new audiences. Alongside the exhibitions, integrated public events  and curatorial exchange across the partnering venues will offer opportunities for activation at each venue with the application of the time-sensitive structure. Artworks by each exhibiting artist will be available for gifted acquisition into respective partner venue collections.

 

FIG-FUTURES PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool,

The Gallery De Montfort University, Leicester,

Kettle’s Yard, University of  Cambridge partnering with Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery collection,

Plymouth Arts Centre partnering with The Box, Plymouth collection.

 

FIG-FUTURES ARTISTS

Oreet Ashery; Anna Barham; Ruth Beale; Rebecca Birch; Broomberg & Chanarin; Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio; Laura Eldret; Kathryn Elkin; Eva Grubinger; Ben Judd; Allison Katz; Charlotte Moth; Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran; Amy Stephens; Annika Ström; Suzanne Treister.

 

FIG-FUTURES CONTACT

 

Please e-mail info@fig2.co.uk, alternatively subscribe to fig-news

 

FIG-FUTURES SUPPORTERS

 

fig-futures is generously supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Outset.

FIG-2

fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks at the ICA Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, ran from 5 January – 20 December 2015 and is now closed.

The information below is archival only.

fig-2 is a revival of fig-1, which presented 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks. fig-1 was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000.

Fifteen years later, fig-2, brings together a programme that is driven by the radical imagination of artists, writers, dancers, architects, and designers. fig-2 is curated by Fatoş Üstek. Jessica Temple and Yves Blais acted as assistant curators, and Irene Altaió as project assistant.

 

ART FUND CURATORIAL SEMINAR

As part of the collaboration between fig-2 and Art Fund, fig-2 will be hosting 8 public seminars conceptualised by Fatoş Üstek.

This eight part seminar series will explored the curatorial pursuit and eloquence of expression in curating today. The exhibition is not a singular presentation of works or a consistent message, but instead is composed of several constellations; each revealing how one object put next to another could provoke different readings of both. Inspired by the structure of fig-2, changing the rules of display of ideas weekly, if not daily, each seminar will concentrate on a theme in particular with an assigned reading announced on the website prior.

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