Metropolis

Image credit:  Grazia Toderi, Orbite Rosse, 2009. Double video projection with sound, dimensions variable. 
© Grazia Toderi, courtesy of f a projects, London.
Presented by Art Fund, under Art Fund International .

Mohamed Bourouissa, Semyon Faibisovich, Jochem Hendricks, Jitish Kallat, Ola Kolehmainen, Aleksandra Mir, Sharmila Samant, Dayanita Singh, Grazia Toderi and Zhang Enli


 

This major international exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists whose work is concerned with the modern urban environment.  Works have been acquired through Art Fund International, the Art Fund’s £5 million scheme which is helping to build outstanding collections of international contemporary art.  The New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery form one of the five consortiums taking part in the initiative.  The exhibition represents an interim stage in the collecting process, with the scheme coming to an end in 2012.

 

The works that form this growing collection will be a valuable resource for the West Midlands and beyond for generations to come.

 

Collected works by Christiane Baumgartner and Miao Xiaochun can be seen at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in the exhibition New Art Now, showing from 13 November 2010 – 13 February 2011.