Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013

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Matthias Tharang ('Strength Through Joy', 2011)
'Strength Through Joy', 2011

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Josephine Sowden ('The Lilies of the Field', 2012)
'The Lilies of the Field', 2012

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Patrick Cole ('Cave/Single Parent', 2013)
'Cave/Single Parent', 2013

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Dante Rendle Traynor ('Me and David Make Television', 2012)
'Me and David Make Television', 2012

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Archie Franks ('Cale', 2012)
'Cale', 2012

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Hardeep Pandhal ('Bruce Parry Vest by Mum', 2012)
'Bruce Parry Vest by Mum', 2012

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Joanna Piotrowska ('1 from FROWST', 2012)
'1 from FROWST', 2012

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Find out what the UK's most promising fine art graduates have been up to up to in this annual showcase of up-and-coming talent from across the UK. This year's 46 participants were selected by Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors and demonstrate the variety of media artists are working with today from sculpture and photography to installation.

The graduate showcase is always a reliable art trend barometer: Here's what we gleaned from the class of 2013.


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It was with melancholy that I felt the absolute emptiness emanated in all the galleries. It was the exact feeling of being somewhere knowing that the party is somewhere else. And modern talented art trends are surely not here. Disappointing. +

Curated London

This, apparently, is the cream of the crop of emerging British contemporary art. How disappointing. Bloomberg New Contemporaries is a collection of work by 46 artists attending the leading British art schools. Selected from over 1,500 submissions, expect to see mixed media, found objects, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. There are a few good pieces, but the majority is tedious. Yves Scherer’s Fructis Hardcore, consisting of a sheet of astroturf covered in hair gel, typifies the collection. For more of the latest arts reviews, check out