New Art Now in Birmingham

By on 10/11/2010 in Culture, News

The New Art Now exhibition will provide an exclusive opportunity to see two newly acquired works from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery’s contemporary art collection from 13 Nov 2010-13 Feb 2011 in Gallery 20.

The recent additions have been purchased as part of £1m bursary from the Art Fund International (AFI) Scheme (in partnership with the New Art Gallery Walsall and Ikon Gallery).

The first is Orbit 2005, a colossal cityscape by leading Chinese artist Miao Xiaochun and the second is Ladywood Suite 2010, an installation by the German printmaker Christiane Baumgartner, directly inspired by the urban landscape of Birmingham.

Also on display from BMAG's collection are works by leading British artists, including Fiona Rae and Toby Ziegler.

In March 2011 the exhibition will enter a second phase. Further works acquired through the AFI scheme will be shown in Birmingham for the first time, including a major painting by the acclaimed Indian artist Jitish Kallat and edgy street scenes by Paris-based photographer, Mohammed Bouroussia.
 
Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Birmingham City Council, Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is one of the great examples of the city's world class culture. These new additions just show the variety of art on display in Birmingham, from Pre-Raphaelite to contemporary works.”

Admission Free, visit www.bmag.org.uk or call 0121 464 8887 for details. 

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Media Contact: Jason Lewis: jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk 0121 303 4266

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