An exhibition of London’s best emerging artists
Curated by Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren
Thursday 26 June – Sunday 3 August 2008
This group exhibition showcased the talent of 21 of London’s finest emerging artists, from the BA and MA courses at London’s art colleges. The show was the culmination of a year’s curatorial work by Kay Saatchi and Catriona Warren who visited over 250 studios and graduate shows at London’s art colleges including Camberwell, Central St. Martins, Chelsea, City and Guilds, Goldsmiths, London College of Communication, Royal Academy Schools, Royal College of Art, Slade and Wimbledon, to select the strongest and most innovative work.
The work in the show used a variety of medium – film/video, painting, photography, and sculpture - exploring a broad spectrum of ideas such as death, sexuality, intimate relationships, and beauty. The range of work reflected the new climate in the art world today, with the selected artists exhibiting the creative and intellectual stature that ensures their continued production of thought-provoking work for years to come.
ANTICIPATION at Selfridges was the second installment of this celebrated exhibition, first staged in May 2007 at David Robert’s One One One Gallery space. The Ultralounge functioned like an ‘art gallery’, and visitors had the opportunity to meet the artists and the curators to learn more about contemporary art. All works in the exhibition were for sale, with Selfridges supporting the artists by giving them 100% of the proceeds.