Posted on March 22, 2016
Bermuda Biennial 2016: Announcing the Artists
Bermuda National Gallery Press Release
Lisa Howie, Director
March 21, 2016
The Bermuda National Gallery (BNG) is pleased to announce the following artists who will be featured in the upcoming Bermuda Biennial, which opens on June 16, 2016. The exhibition runs to November 26.
Meredith Andrews, Louisa Bermingham, William Collieson, Emma Cooper, James Cooper, Daniel C. Dempster, Ani Douglas, Vaughan Evans, Antoine A.R. Hunt, Christina Hutchings, Teresa Kirby Smith, Peter Lapsley, Jon Legere, Dany Pen, Jennifer Piper, Alan C. Smith, Andrea Sundt, Charlie Godet Thomas, Michael J. Walsh, and Charles Zuill.
The 2016 Bermuda Biennial is the 12th iteration of the exhibition series, and the second to embrace a theme. The theme is It’s About Now: memories of the present.
Sponsored by Bacardi Limited, the Bermuda Biennial serves as the Island’s contemporary art nexus, from which innovative artistic expression is encouraged and observed. Bermuda’s historical heritage, its geographical remoteness and aesthetic, and economic resiliency, create a unique setting for a small but burgeoning contemporary art scene.
This year’s theme is borne out of the material and ethereal saturation of time in this era of information hyper-saturation and global exchange. Finding the ‘moment’ and expressing the ‘now’ is more than daily yoga practice (itself another global phenomena); it is an ongoing inter-relationship with technology and data and dialogue from so many directions simultaneously.
What will be remembered about this moment? What vernacular of expression will communicate across generations present or for generations in the future?
More to follow in coming months.
About the Bermuda National Gallery:
Registered Charity #288 (Bermuda Fine Art Trust)
Certified by the Bermuda National Standards Committee
Member of the Centre on Philanthropy
Mission: The BNG serves the diverse community through an evolving collection, innovative exhibitions, and impactful learning programmes and partnerships.
Vision: The BNG is celebrated as a dynamic centre of inspiration through art.
Values: Excellence – Commitment – Leadership – Inclusivity – Relevance – Sustainability
Opened in 1992 and located in the City Hall & Arts Centre in Hamilton, the Bermuda National Gallery is both the home of Bermuda’s national art collection and the centre of the Island’s thriving arts scene. As the Island’s national art museum, the BNG has a richly diverse exhibition programme of past and present works by local and international artists that reflects Bermuda’s varied artistic heritage and multicultural community. The Bermuda National Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Admission $5; free for BNG/ NARM members, seniors and students.
For more details contact Director Lisa Howie on 441-295-9428, email@example.com or visit www.bng.bm