The following works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate Collection thanks to The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection:

Helena Almeida, born 1934, Portuguese

Drawing (with pigment), 1995–99
Ink, pen and pigment on paper, 38 parts
29.4 x 20.8cm
Gallery: Galeria Helga de Alvear

Melanie Smith, born 1965, Mexican based British artist

Xilitla, 2010
In collaboration with Rafael Ortega
Single channel video, 16:9 upright projection, colour, sound, 24:40 min, looped
Ed. of 4 (+ 2 AP)
Gallery: Galerie Peter Kilchmann

Alina Szapocznikow, 1926–1973, Polish

Tumour, 1969
Polyester and black and white photograph
13 x 22 x 18 cm
Unique
Gallery: Broadway 1602

The Fund, now in its 9th year, enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists from London’s Frieze Art Fair. This year the £150,000 made available by the Fund is the highest ever.

This year’s selection panel is Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate and Tate Curators Ann Gallagher, Frances Morris and Tanya Barson. Each year, two prominent international curators are invited to work alongside Tate’s curators to select works from the Fair. This year they are José Roca, Artistic Director of Philagrafika 2010 and Curator of Mercosul Biennial 2011 and Adam Szymczyk, Director of the Kunsthalle Basel.
The Fund is organised by Outset which was founded in 2003 as a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art. The charity focuses on raising private funding from its supporters and trustees for public museums, galleries and art projects.

Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate said: ‘We are delighted by the continuing support of the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund, a unique partnership that provides an essential annual injection of new acquisition funds. This generosity enables Tate to buy significant works of art for the nation and is increasingly important at a time when funding for acquisitions is so limited.’

The 2011 Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection is organised and funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund with support from Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.
 

 

Notes to Editor

Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Outset Contemporary Art Fund was founded in 2003 by Candida Gertler and Yana Peel as a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art. The charitable foundation focuses on bringing private funding from its supporters and trustees to public museums, galleries, and art projects. The fund uses its independent platform to give new audiences proximity to the visual arts, building long-lasting relationships within the international artistic community. Addressing the need for flexible, early-stage funding within the public arena, Outset enables ambitious non-commercial ventures and acquisitions. Since its inception, the fund has supported most of London’s leading visual arts institutions with capital campaign, education, outreach and programming needs and donated nearly one hundred works of challenging contemporary art to public institutions across Britain and abroad. Outset’s patrons have a great interest in supporting Tate’s acquisition of international contemporary art. In 2010 Outset was awarded the British Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award.

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts

Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by 101 properties in 44 countries, has since 2005 benefited from a brand re-launch aimed at attracting guests with a creative mind. Le Méridien has transformed the guest experience with a series of unique and interactive guest touch points shaped by a full-time Cultural Curator – French arts-provocateur Jérôme Sans. By offering a curated approach to the arts Le Méridien aims to stimulate curiosity and dialogue amongst our creative guests – providing a new perspective on the hotel experience. For more information, please visit http://www.lemeridien.com/.

Contact

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Helen Beeckmans, Head of Communications, Tate
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