LONDON.- This is the sixth year that Endeavor has made available £150,000 for the Fund, set aside exclusively for the acquisition of works at Frieze for Tates collection. To date more than 150 works by over 90 artists have been acquired, contributing to displays and exhibitions across Tates four galleries. Recently acquired works by Larry Achiampong, Helen Cammock and Claudette Johnson can currently be seen in Tate Britains newly rehung contemporary art displays, which opened this week.
For the first time, this years Frieze Tate Fund selection panel includes an artist, Grada Kilomba, whose own work was acquired through the fund in 2020. She joins guest curator Hammad Nasar, alongside Tates Polly Staple (Director of Collection, British Art), Gregor Muir (Director of Collection, International Art), Clarrie Wallis (Senior Curator of Contemporary British Art), Catherine Wood (Senior Curator, International Art, Performance), Tamsin Hong (Assistant Curator, International Art, Performance) and Nathan Ladd (Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art).
Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate said: The Frieze Tate Fund enables us to strengthen the national collection each year with some of the very best contemporary art, and this year is no exception. I am very grateful to Endeavor and to Frieze for their ongoing support, and to all the outstanding artists whose works have been selected.
Ari Emanuel, CEO, Endeavor said: We are proud to once again support the Tates acquisition of these extraordinary works for their collection, ensuring access to the most exciting contemporary art for all.
The following works have been brought into the Tate collection thanks to the Frieze Tate Fund 2021 supported by Endeavor:
Edgar Calel (b. 1987), The Echo of an Ancient Form of Knowledge 2021
(Ru k ox kobel jun ojer etemabel) Natural stones and fruit. Dimensions variable
Some Two or Three Offerings for Our Ancestors 29 2021 (Jun Kio Oxi qi Munib al ri qatit qa Mama). Pencil and crayon on paper, 240 x 330 mm
Both acquired from Proyectos Ultravioleta
*Tate has agreed with the artist, Edgar Calel, to become the custodian of Ru k ox kobel jun ojer etemabel, (The Echo of an Ancient Form of Knowledge), 2021. Through entering into this alternative to a conventional acquisition, the museum welcomes an opportunity to listen to and learn from the knowledge that the work (and, more broadly, Maya Kaqchikel cosmology) holds.
Rene Matić (b. 1997), Group of fifteen photographs from the series flags for countries that dont exist but bodies that do 2018-2021. Inkjet prints. Dimensions variable. Each from an edition of 3 + II AP. Acquired from Arcadia Missa
Mike Silva (b. 1970), Jason (Curtain) 2021. Oil on linen, 1676 x 1118 mm. Acquired from The Approach
Sung Tieu (b. 1987), The Earth And The Sky 2021. Bed and pillow sheets VEB Vowetex, duvet, pillow, metal wire with framed Work Contract, stamps on digital print, 340 x 670 x 500 mm. Work Contract, in 3 parts, each: 32.1 x 23.4 cm
Filling Gaps 2021. Tampons from VEB Vliestextilien Lößnitztal, polished stainless-steel tube with framed Work Contract, stamp on digital print, framed, 25 x 1200 x 25 mm. Work Contract, in 3 parts, each: 32.1 x 23.4 cm
Both acquired from Emalin
Obiora Udechukwu (b. 1946), The moon Has Ascended between us 1976. Oil on board, 1220 x 615 mm
Gidan Tailor (Tailors House) 1976. Ink and wash on paper, 380 x 280 mm
Preacher 1976. Ink and wash on paper, 385 x 280 mm
The Newcomer 1983. Ink on paper 406 x 305 mm
All acquired from Kó