Mark Wallinger curates this year’s renowned Bow Arts Open Show, to be held at Bermondsey Project in September 2014.
Representing the best of Bow Arts’ studio and education artists, Wallinger joins a high profile line-up of curators from previous years, including Cullinan and Richards (2013), Bob and Roberta Smith (2012), JJ Charlesworth (2005), Graham Norton (2002) and Mo Mowlam (2001). Mark Wallinger will be joined by Sarah Elson, curator and trustee of the Contemporary Art Society, to make the exhibition this September.
Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger has selected 12 artists to showcase in this year’s renowned Bow Arts Open Show. The artists are: Silke Dettmers, Elena Dimitrova, Jean-Philippe Dordolo, Katherine Fishman, Anna Ilsley, Alyona Larionova, Robyn Litchfield, Kate Murray-Browne, Lucienne O’Mara, Vanessa Scully, Harriet Stripling and Jessica Wilson.
Bow Arts supports a community of over 400 artists with affordable, secure, creative workspace in the heart of London's Artist Quarter. Turner Prize winning artist Wallinger will draw from this rich source of creative talent to curate the Best of Bow Arts, the highlight event of the year. The exhibition changes format each year, offering a platform for the best in visual, performance, conceptual and realist work from the thriving Bow Arts studio communities.
Mark Wallinger commented:
Bow Arts is supporting a great array of artists through their affordable studio spaces, my selection was simple and clear cut. There is a strong vein of surreal imagery throughout the works in the show but I enjoyed their simple speculative narrative which develops into an interesting dialogue through the pieces we have selected.
Rosamond Murdoch, Gallery Director Bow Arts, said:
We are delighted that Mark Wallinger has selected from such a strong field for this landmark show, we’re constantly inspired by the work that our artists produce, and it’s been an honour to work with Mark on this bold exhibition.