The Turner Contemporary Open

Ricardo currently has a piece of work on display at The Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent. Over 10 years on from their first Open, and in celebration of the gallery’s 10thanniversary, Turner Contemporary is pleased to present The Turner Contemporary Open.

This ambitious exhibition celebrates and showcases the wealth of artistic talent in Kent and Medway. It includes works by both professional and non-professional artists living and working in the area and those working nationally and internationally who studied there.

Artworks span sculpture, painting, ceramics, film and photography, including work by internationally renowned artists such as Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie and Margo Selby, alongside up-and-coming artists such as Matilda Sutton, Joshua Atkins and Lisa Wright.

The works have been selected by four Thanet-based community groups and collectives: Age UK Thanet, Canvas 4 Equality, Margate Pride and the Turner Contemporary Access Group. These groups have volunteered their time as curators with the support of Turner Contemporary. Each group has taken over a gallery space, in which they have curated their selection of artworks.

Ricardo’s work was selected by Margate Pride and is on display in the I Just Can’t Think Straight exhibition space. Margate Pride had this to say about their selection process:

Margate Pride celebrates the other, and through our selection process we sought out the queer and alternative: imagery, visions, forms and actions that others may find bizarre and unusual but speak directly to our senses and experiences of life. Of boundaries and borders being challenged, of movement, migration and alienation, dissociation and comradery, representation and visibility.”

“Throughout the challenging process of making our selection from over 4,000 submissions, our team has worked cohesively given our shared passion for Margate Pride; vision of our Pride as an arts-led protest; a celebration of the alternative; and drive to make visible the possibilities of chosen family and community”

Exhibition runs from 23rd October 2021 til 20th February 2022

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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