Mike Silva, Jason (Curtain) 2021 © the artist. Photo: Tate

Mike Silva, Jason (Curtain) 2021 © the artist. Photo: Tate

The following works have been acquired for Tate’s 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 k’ob’el jun ojer etemab’el)
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
24 x 33 cm

Both acquired from Proyectos Ultravioleta

Rene Matić (b. 1997)
Group of fifteen photographs from the series flags for countries that don’t exist but bodies that
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
167.6 x 111.8 cm

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
34 x 67 x 50 cm
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
2.5 x 120 x 2.5 cm
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
122 x 61.5 cm

Gidan Tailor (Tailor’s House) 1976
Ink and wash on paper
38 x 28 cm

Preacher 1976
Ink and wash on paper
38.5 x 28 cm

The Newcomer 1983
Ink on paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm

All acquired from Kó

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 Tate’s collection. To date more than 150 works by over 90 artists have been acquired, contributing to displays and exhibitions across Tate’s four galleries. Recently acquired works by Larry Achiampong, Helen Cammock and Claudette Johnson can currently be seen in Tate Britain’s newly rehung contemporary art displays, which opened this week.

For the first time, this year’s 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 Tate’s 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) 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 Tate’s acquisition of these extraordinary works for their collection, ensuring access to the most exciting contemporary art for all.”

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Erica Bolton, Bolton & Quinn: erica@boltonquinn.com
Tate Press Office: pressoffice@tate.org.uk

Tate has agreed with the artist, Edgar Calel, to become the custodian of Ru k’ ox k’ob’el jun ojer etemab’el, (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.

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