fig-futures, 2018–2019

Initiated under the framework of fig-legacy. Supported by Arts Council EnglandArt Fund and Outset with six partnering institutions and public collections in the UK, fig-futures presents 16 fig-2 alumni artists outside London. Activating the same curatorial framework as fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, each venue will organised 4 exhibitions in 4 consecutive weeks embedded in their programme.

Building on each artist’s ongoing practice and presenting exhibitions in a new and different environment, fig-futures aims to reach out to new audiences. Alongside the exhibitions, integrated public events and curatorial exchange across the partnering venues will offer opportunities for activation at each venue with the application of the time-sensitive structure. Artworks by each exhibiting artist will be available for gifted acquisition into respective partner venue collections.

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, May 2018

Week 1/16, Allison Katz – Green Closet
Week 2/16, Amy Stephens – Mini landscape for…
Week 3/16, Ruth Beale
Week 4/16, Rebecca Birch – Yellowing, part 1

Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, with collecting partner Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, September 2018

Week 5/16, Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran – A Setup
Week 6/16, Oreet Ashery – Passing Through Metal
Week 7/16, Broomberg & Chanarin – Bandage the knife not the wound
Week 8/16, Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio – Panoram+ Spoken Sculpture

The Gallery, DeMontfort University, Leicester, November 2018

Week 9/16, Anna Barham – Yet as yet
Week 10/16, Ben Judd – Nothing Human is Strange to Me
Week 11/16, Annika Strom – Six Errands
Week 12/16, Kathryn Elkin – On first impression

Plymouth Arts Centre, with collecting partner The Box, Plymouth, March 2019

Week 13/16, Suzanne Treister
Week 14/16, Eva Grubinger
Week 15/16, Charlotte Moth
Week 16/16, Laura Eldret