Multiple Choices 2016, Editions in support of not-for-profit institutions at Simmons & Simmons.
Dates: April 2016 – August 2016
Location: CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9SS
Curated by litigation associate Michael O’Donoghue and art intern Lucy Cox, Multiple Choices 2016: Editions in support of not-for-profit institutions is the firm’s first client-facing selling show. It includes over 80 works by artists in the firm’s collection, including Howard Hodgkin, Paula Rego, Rachel Whiteread, Paul Morrison (who did the 15 metre wall drawing in our London reception area), Mat Collishaw, Bob and Roberta Smith, Hurvin Anderson, Cornelia Parker and Michael Landy, as well as a host of other established and emerging artists working around the United Kingdom.
All proceeds go directly to the 21 participating institutions, who are as follows:
Art Fund, Camden Arts Centre, Centre for Recent Drawing, CGP London, Chisenhale Gallery, Drawing Room, Glasgow International, Hundred Years Gallery, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Ikon Gallery, Matt’s Gallery, The Multiple Store, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Serpentine Galleries, South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Tate, Transition, Vital Arts, Whitechapel Gallery and Zabludowicz Collection.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for clients, partners and staff to collect some accessibly priced contemporary art in a not-for-profit, no-pressure setting, as well as providing a new audience for these artists and institutions in the thousands of people who pass through the space at the firm’s London office.
Image: Hurvin Anderson, Sun Shade, 2013 courtesy of Vital Arts who are the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust.