Showcase for contemporary talent

Cornelia Baltes, Untitled (bird), 2010, Gicl�e print, 45 3 60 cm'Bloomberg New Contempories 2011 at Site Gallery
Cornelia Baltes, Untitled (bird), 2010, Gicl�e print, 45 3 60 cm'Bloomberg New Contempories 2011 at Site Gallery

A SHOWCASE of emerging talent in British contemporary art is being staged in Sheffield.

Opening at S1 Artspace and Site Gallery this weekend is the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 exhibition.

Featuring the work of 40 artists across a range of mediums, the exhibition represents a rare opportunity to see what the emerging trends are in contemporary art.

New Contemporaries is an important and highly regarded annual initiative that gives art students and recent graduates essential support and recognition at a crucial stage in their development through a high-profile exhibition.

One of only two open exhibitions in the UK, participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

The selectors for 2011 are Pablo Bronstein, Sarah Jones and Michael Raedecker. Since its foundation in 1949 New Contemporaries has travelled the length and breadth of the country, but hasn’t been seen in Sheffield since 1993.

With a particularly vibrant and active art scene, the city is being seen as an ideal host for this show of radical, bold and experimental artforms.

The list of participating artists this time is Alicja Dobrucka, Alison Stolwood, Anna Ilsley, Anne Kathrin Schuhmann, Cornelia Baltes, Dagmar Schurrer, David Ben White, David Buckley, George Petrou, Georgina McNamara, Hyewon Kwon, Hyun Woo Lee, Ian Marshall, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Jonathan Trayte,Joshua Bilton, Kate Groobey, Katie Goodwin, Kim Kielhofner, Leah Capaldi, Lisa Wilkens, Marco Palmieri, Marie Angeletti, Minae Kim, Nick Nowicki, Noel Hensey, Peles Empire, Poppy Whatmore, Rafal Zawistowski, Rasmus Nilausen, Samuel Williams, Sarah Brown, Savinder Bual, Se-jin Kim, Selma Parlour, Sophie Neury, Sui Kim, Tomas Downes, Ute Klein and Yelena Popova.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 isw on show from Friday at S1 Artspace and Site Gallery until November 5.