Selections from the Arts Council Collection at Nottingham Contemporary
21 March 2014
Somewhat Abstract exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary Gallery surveys a selection of the Arts Council’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary British art from 12th April – 29th June. The selection made by the Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Alex Farquharson, displays ‘routes into and out of abstraction’ across major art movements since 1945, and it will be the largest display from the Arts Council Collection since 2006, showcasing the works of internationally renowned artists, Bridget Riley, Frank Auerbach and John Jones’ loyal client Francis Bacon.
Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the UK with four galleries and other performance and film screening spaces. The John Jones Project Space Curator, Cassandra Needham, previously worked on their major presentation of Haitian art entitled Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou.