Be there at the launch of fig-futures, a radical project supported by Art Fund that sees 16 international artists exhibit their work in four venues across four cities.
fig-futures mirrors what fig-2 attempted at the ICA in London in 2015 - to capture the aesthetic and critical currency of our times - but this time in multiple new venues, cities and regions.
The artists participating at the Grundy Art Gallery are Allison Katz, who displays a trilogy of works comprising painting, sculpture and print; Amy Stephens, whose practice centres on reclaiming objects and images from the native landscape; Ruth Beale with new large-scale works on paper, drawing on the British tradition of satire to critique current events; and Rebecca Birch, who brings an interactive installation investigating the politics of surface.
As well as allowing new work by emerging artists to reach new audiences, fig-futures will leave a legacy through a new collecting model for the acquisition of the artworks after the exhibitions have ended.
The project will move on to Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, in September, The Gallery at De Montfort University, Leicester, in November, and finally the Box, Plymouth, hosted by KARST, in March 2019.