We spoke to Ridgway about his practice and the fluid nature of his work.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
23 November 2016 - 22 January 2017
Interview by EMILY SPICER
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
Matt Copson: interview
Emerging artist Matt Copson’s alter ego is a vengeful fox named Reynard. Using ancient European folklore as inspiration, Copson has created a character that is both hateful and pitiful. Reynard has many manifestations, but at this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition he takes the form of a stylised drawing that changes colour hypnotically, accompanied by a voice-altered diatribe performed by Copson himself. With Reynard growling menacingly in the background, we spoke to Copson about his work and influences.
Milou van der Maaden: interview
Dutch artist Milou van der Maaden graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art this year and instantly caught the attention of the panellists selecting for Bloomberg New Contemporaries with her entry From A Head to A Head, a video piece exploring a range of cultural and social issues centring on the complexities of colonial history, repatriation and diplomatic relations. We spoke to Van der Maaden about her work and what it means for an emerging artist to be included in such a high-profile, highly selective exhibition.
Charles Richardson: interview
Recent Slade graduate Charles Richardson has hit the ground running. This year, in addition to his inclusion in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, he won the coveted New Sensations prize.
Marie Jacotey – Dolly
One of this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 26-year-old, Paris-born Marie Jacotey is exhibiting 58 drawings on plaster in this, her first solo exhibition at the Hannah Barry Gallery
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
Studio International attended the opening night of Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London to talk to those involved in this year’s competition