Monday, October 19, 2009

Gareth Moore picked up by Tate @ Frieze

It seems lately on this blog I've been heading towards the fame-whoring end of my art interests. And you know what? I can't stop now. I have to note that Vancouver artist Gareth Moore's work was purchased by the big ol' Tate this week at the Frieze art fair. Represented in Canada by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Moore was repped at Frieze by Berlin dealer Lüttgenmeijer.

The acquisition was made through a Tate collaboration with both Frieze and Outset, a foundation for supporting new art. According to a press release, "78 works by 50 significant international artists have been collected [through this collaboration] since 2003. The selection panel for 2009 consists of Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate; Tate Curators Frances Morris, Jessica Morgan and Ann Gallagher; Hou Hanru, Curator, San Francisco Art Institute and Joanna Mytkowska, Curator, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art."

Other artists acquired this year through this initiative are Alice Channer, Zbigniew Libera, David Maljkovic, Marwan Rechmaoui and Artur Zmijewski.

Image of Moore's Frieze installation, Neither Here Nor There, 2009 described as real estate signs at Art Fag City and as "flags, waving" by the Observer, from Frieze


nick said...

Nice one Gareth! Totally deserving, the real estate sign work is a nice direction and marks a clear trajectory from the St. George Marsh up to more recent work. And the Berlin show with all of the masks looked really nice too. This is good for Canadian art.

Leah Sandals said...

I think so too, Nick. It's nice to see a familiar name out there amongst all the Frieze news.