Uncertain States Open Call 2014

10 October – 1 November 2014

Exhibition at Four Corners Gallery, London.

Uncertain States Open Call 2014 – The Final Nine.

Uncertain States Open Call 2014

Exhibition Dates: 10 October – 1 November 2014.
Private View: Thursday 9 October 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Press View: Thursday 9 October 5:30 – 6:30 pm (RSVP to mary@uncertainstates.com)

The selected artists from the Uncertain States Open call 2014 are as follows:

Ellie Davies selected by Dave Than.

Ellen Nolan selected by Sean O’Hagan.

Georgia Metaxas selected by Richard Sawdon Smith.

Lydia Goldblatt  selected by Zelda Cheatle.

Freya Gabie selected by Julie Cockburn.

Andrei Nacu selected by Melanie Manchot.

Georgina McNamara selected by Mari Mahr.

Emilia Moisio selected by Pete James.

Dominic Hawgood selected by Ángel Luis González Fernández.

http://www.uncertainstates.com/open-call-2014-the-final-nine/

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PRESS RELEASE

Uncertain States Open 2014.

Uncertain States are proud to announce the nine artists selected by our panel for our inaugural Uncertain States Open 2014 exhibition at Four Corners Gallery from 10 October – 1 November 2014.

The selected artists from the Uncertain States Open Call 2014 are:

Ellie Davies selected by Dave Than, Georgia Metaxas selected by Richard Sawdon Smith, Lydia Goldblatt selected by Zelda Cheatle, Freya Gabie selected by Julie Cockburn, Andrei Nacu selected by Melanie Manchot, Georgina McNamara selected by Mari Mahr, Emilia Moisio selected by Pete James, Ellen Nolan selected by Sean O’Hagan and Dominic Hawgood selected by Ángel Luis González Fernández.

Our ethos is simple. To engage with and disseminate the best of contemporary lens-based art.

The success of UCS Open 2014 is thanks to our selection team, chosen for their diversity across the arts, as practicing lens-based artists, critics, academics and writers. A vast reservoir of knowledge and experience in their respective fields has resulted in a diverse and outstanding showcase of photography.

We asked each of them to champion one artist. There was no discussion, no consensual compromises, just an individuals’ passion for each of the artists finally chosen. Without exception, our esteemed selectors have verbalised that they have been able to witness some very exciting projects from artists around the country.

The exhibition shifts between the desire to understand the foreign, the other and the inevitable transition, death. It is fascinating to see in contemporary practice, the artist’s concerns are still the most primal.

Uncertain States Issue 19 will be launched at the UCS Open 2014 exhibition. The issue will feature the nine photographers and statements from our selectors accompanying the artists work, offering insight into the selection process.

We hope to see you all there to celebrate the achievements of our ‘Nine’.

 

Exhibition Dates: 10 October – 1 November 2014
Private View: Thursday 9 October 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Press View: Thursday 9 October 5:30 – 6:30 pm (RSVP to mary@uncertainstates.com)

Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Rd, London E2 0QN
Gallery opening Times: 10.00 – 6.00pm, Monday-Saturday, or by appointment.

For more information/ image requests contact:

Mary George

mary@uncertainstates.com

+44 (0) 7515 699 982

 

About Uncertain States

Uncertain States is a lens based, artist-led project. It publishes a free quarterly broadsheet, organises monthly talks and curates exhibitions that focus on the concerns of contemporary photographic practice.

The broadsheet is available free to collect from BALTIC, Turner Contemporary, Impressions Gallery, Open Eye, Norwich University, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bristol Arnolfini, Library of Birmingham, Four Corners sand Tate Reading Rooms.

www.uncertainstates.com                 @UncertainStates

 

About Uncertain States Open 2014

UCS co-founders David George, Spencer Rowell and Fiona Yaron-Field teamed with curator Mary George to launch UCS Open 2014 to discover the very best contemporary lens-based art in the UK. An autonomous group of selectors including writer Sean O’Hagan, artists Richard Sawdon Smith, Melanie Manchot, Mari Mahr and Julie Cockburn; photography strategist Zelda Cheatle, curators Dave Than, Pete James and Ángel Luis González Fernández will select their own best of show.

The Nine selected artists are offered an exhibition at Four Corners Gallery during Photomonth and will be published in UCS Issue 19, which will be distributed in leading art organisations. This special edition will explore the curation of the Open Call; include statements from the artists and selectors, offering insight into the selection process.

http://www.uncertainstates.com/uncertain-states-open-call/

 

About Four Corners

Four Corners is London’s centre for film and photography and an arts charity, dedicated to supporting artists’ practice for 40 years.

www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk

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