South Place Hotel Art Prize
London’s contemporary art scene is consistently exciting. But in a city that’s literally bursting with fresh talent, pinpointing the masters of tomorrow can become time-consuming. Don’t worry though, because London’s South Place Hotel is connecting emerging artists with the rest of the world by holding its annual art prize tomorrow night. Head there for the unveiling and you can find the art world’s 2014 names-you-need-to-know, handpicked from the most recent round of MA graduates. You can also toast this years winner, Kaan Alpagut, with a glass of bubbly, while you’re at it.
M&A graduates are all after the prestigious prize and impressing the panel can’t have been easy, with names like Helen Little, curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate and Eleanor Young, Executive Editor of The RIBA Journal, among the judges.
South Place Hotel’s impressive permanent art collection reflects the unique character and buzz of its neighbourhood. The hotel showcases disciplines from sculpture and painting to photography, video installation and printmaking; a result of partnerships between the hotel and with local artists and galleries.
From tomorrow, taking centre stage in the collection will be Kaan Alpagut’s painting, Kolaj, in a dedicated window on the ground floor. Graduating from University of East London with a MA in Architecture, Alpagut’s Kolaj is a floating painting with a void, subverting the relationship between the ‘frame’ and ‘art’.
Champagne will be on ice, a DJ will be on the decks and Glasgow’s Machines in Heaven will be playing live.
Celebrate the unveiling of the third annual South Place Hotel art prize, taking place on Friday 7th November 6:30pm-9pm in Le Chiffre, South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF.
RSVP to ElizabethS@southplacehotel.com.