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Tate acquires new works at Frieze Art Fair

Tate acquires new works at Frieze Art Fair

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: 

Lorna Simpson, born 1960, American
Five Day Forecast
, 1991
5 Black and white silver gelatin prints, 15 engraved plaques
62.2 x 246.4cm
Gallery: Salon 94, New York 
Jimmie Durham, born 1940, American
Dans plusieurs de ces forêts et de ces bois, il n´y avait pas seulment
des villages souterrains groupés autours du terrier du chef mais il y
avait envore de véritables hameaux de huttes basses chachés sous les
arbres, et si mombreaux que parfois la forêt en ètait remplie. Souvent
les fumées les trahissaient. Deux de…
, 1993
Cardboard, wood, bone, Mexican Coca Cola bottle, aluminum, steel, glass, and text
85 x 67 x 110cm
Gallery: kurimanzutto, Mexico City 
Július Koller, 1939 - 2007, Slovakian
Question Mark b. (Anti-Painting, Text-Painting), 1969
Otáznik b. (Anti-Obraz, Text-Obraz)
48 x 33 x 6cm
Latex on wood
Universal Futurological Opening, 1978
Univerzalny-Futurologicky Otvor (Pre Ruda Sikoru)
10 x 10 x 11cm
Toilet paper roll, felt-tip pen
Conceptual, 1972
Stamp on paper
17 x 17cm
Gallery: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

The Fund, now in its 8th year, enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists from London’s Frieze Art Fair. This year the fund is a total of £120,000. 
Each year, prominent international curators are invited to work alongside Tate curators, Ann Gallagher, Head of Collections (British Art) and Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) to select works. This year the guest international curator is Professor Daniel Birnbaum, Director Designate of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. He will be accompanied by Helen Legg, Director of Spike Island, Bristol as Observer.

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 grateful for the continuing support of the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund which has enabled Tate to significantly extend its Collection of work by new and emerging artists. This is increasingly important at a time when funding for acquisitions is so limited.”
The 2010 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.