Contemporary Art Norwich

The Contemporary Art Norwich biennial in the east of England presents exhibitions and events featuring established and emerging artists, organised by Norfolk & Norwich Festival. OUTPOST gallery is showing three major solo shows of UK artists Lynn Hynd, Jamie Shovlin and Matthew Darbyshire, as well as a number of residencies. Norfolk-based photographer Frances Kearney, whose work is in the collections of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Charles Saatchi, is showing recent large-scale tableaux at the Norwich Arts Centre. “Take a Look at Me Now” at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is showing contemporary art from Poland, while “No Visible Means of Escape: Contemporary Art and Imprisonment” is a major group show including works by Louise Bourgeois, Christine Borland, Langlands and Bell and Marc Quinn. Office for Subversive Architecture, a network of eight architects from the UK, Germany and Austria, are creating 13—The Norwich Beacon, a large-scale Gothic arch in Tombland, the oldest part of the city of Norwich, and Argentinean writer and theatre director Mariano Pensotti is making an outdoor performance/installation for three nights in shop windows and street corners. EASTinternational, an open-submission exhibition held at the Norwich University College of the Arts, is showing 25 artists selected by conceptual duo Art & Language with Raster Gallery, Warsaw. Other events include the “Photo-ID” photography exhibition by the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society at the Forum.

This article was published in The Art Newspaper, July-August 2009