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April 4 - June 22
The Aesthetica Art Prize returns to York St Marys in a celebration of outstanding contemporary art. Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Art Prize provides a platform for emerging contemporary artists from across the world, showcasing eight innovative and compelling pieces shortlisted for the award.
Following the success of the Art Prize’s inaugural exhibition in spring 2013, the exhibition unites an international breadth of work, giving audiences the chance appreciate the range and quality of current artistic practice and preview the work of rising stars of the art world. Juxtaposing the historic with the contemporary the Art Prize transforms the enchanting medieval venue, uniting it with a diverse display of unique modern works to challenge the notion of the ‘white cube’.
July 4 - November 2 2014
An exhibition by contemporary artists inspired by and responding to the collections of Peter Emil Madsen, the generous benefactor who donated more than £2 million to the £8 million development of York Art Gallery.
Madsen gave the gallery full control of his extensive and eclectic collection of fine art, books, prints and small sculpture, with several items being acquisitioned into the gallery's collection. Other works were sold to allow new art to be commissioned.
ric space of York St Mary's, exploring the themes of inheritance and the personal value we place on art and objects.
York Art Gallery will reopen in spring 2015, for more information go to www.yorkartgallery,org.uk
Talks start at 12:30pm. Free, no need to book.