New Sensations was launched six years ago by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4 to support the most imaginative and talented young artists in the UK and to present their work to an international audience during Frieze Week.
The Prize is now established in the UK as the most important annual prize for emerging artists and it attracts entries each year from the best graduates studying at UK and Republic of Ireland art schools.
The New Sensations exhibition is now recognized as one of the unmissable art events of Frieze Week in London, offering collectors an unparalleled opportunity to see the finest emerging art from across the UK.
Since the Prize was launched in 2007 the judges have included key figures in the contemporary art world such as artists Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, John Stezaker and Gary Hume; gallerists Sadie Coles, Maureen Paley and Alison Jacques; museum directors Kate Bush, head of the Barbican Art Galleries, London, and Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London; and critics and broadcasters Tim Marlow, Louisa Buck and Matthew Collings.
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The judges for the 2013 New Sensations UK Prize are the artists Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin; Nick Hackworth, founder of Paradise Row, London; Ossian Ward, formerly visual arts editor of Time Out and now at the Lisson Gallery, London; Tabitha Jackson, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Channel 4; and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Online and Director, Saatchi Gallery.
The New Sensations UK 2013 exhibition will take place in October 2013 at B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury, London WC1, in a 22,000 sq ft venue exclusively represented by Location House.
We would like to thank Absolut for partnering this year's New Sensations prize and exhibition. Absolut, in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, will be creating several special initiatives for emerging artists and young collectors during the exhibition.
We would also like to thank Location House for working with us again on the exhibition at Victoria House.