ArtReview and ArtReview Asia are pleased to announce a two-year partnership with the K11 Art Foundation on ArtReview’s Future Greats programme, a collaboration that will enable a broad expansion of this annual special focus on emerging artists, culminating in an exhibition planned to take place at various platforms of the Foundation.
Each year for the past decade, ArtReview has asked a panel of leading artists, curators and critics to nominate artists they think will be setting new agendas over the coming years, but who have not yet been offered a platform from which to reach a broad audience. The selection of these artists is not bound by age or geography.
Previous Future Greats have included Michael Simpson (2007, winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2016), Nikhil Chopra (2009, now represented by Galleria Continua and included in the 2015 Havana Biennial and 2015 Sharjah Biennial), Trevor Paglen (2011, winner of last year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize), Helen Marten (2011, winner of this year’s Turner Prize), Ed Atkins (2011, recent solo exhibitions at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Serpentine Galleries, London, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Wael Shawky (2012, nominated for the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize), Otobong Nkanga (2014, solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and winner of the 2015 Yanghyun Prize) and Anne Imhof (2015, German Pavilion, 2017 Venice Biennale).
At the end of last year, Future Great artists Neïl Beloufa (2011) and Guan Xiao (2014) were the subject of solo exhibitions at the Foundation’s chi K11 museum in Shanghai. The new partnership aims to build on the existing synergies between ArtReview and the K11 Art Foundation by bringing the latter’s network of young artists and curators in China into dialogue with their counterparts around the world, and expanding the Future Greats project into China and Asia as a whole.
K11 Art Foundation
Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) is a registered not-for-profit organisation that promotes the development of the contemporary art scene of Greater China by nurturing artistic talents and taking them to the international stage. Not only does KAF support Chinese contemporary artists with its projects, but it also serves as an incubator for professional practices of young promising curators.
KAF has embarked on international collaborations with Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Spain; Serpentine Galleries and Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London; Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo and Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Armory Show, New Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and many other prestigious institutions. Works of Chinese talents are showcased at exhibitions in Asia and in other parts of the world.
The artist-in-residence programme held at the K11 art village in Wuhan, China – which has proven itself a dedicated platform for studio practices, exchanges and connections since its establishment in 2011 – is another important undertaking of the Foundation that fulfils its mission. In order to provide guest artists from Greater China and around the globe with more resources and facilities, the village will be relocated to the first K11 Art Mall in the city in May 2017. Equipped with eight studios, exhibition spaces and multifunction rooms for activities, it promises to, as always, spare no effort to encourage creative practices and popularise contemporary art.
Through researches, initiatives and partnerships, KAF offers the Chinese public a diverse range of programmes, fostering the appreciation of art and culture. www.K11artfoundation.org
ArtReview and ArtReview Asia
Founded in 1949, ArtReview is one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines, dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach. ArtReview Asia, founded in 2013, explores the diversity of artistic expression across the world’s largest continent and looks at the societal role art plays in an Asian context. Aimed at both a specialist and a general audience, both ArtReview and ArtReview Asia feature a mixture of criticism, reviews, reportage and specially commissioned artworks, and offer the most established, in-depth and intimate portrait of international contemporary art in all its shapes and forms. www.artreview.com