The Artangel Collection

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The Artangel Collection is an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK, and to commission new works in collaboration with Ikon, Birmingham and The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The collection comprises film and video installations by contemporary artists such as Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller, Atom Egoyan, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer and Gregor Schneider.

As part of an innovative alliance between Artangel and Tate, and to mark the 20th anniversary of James Lingwood and Michael Morris becoming Co-Directors of Artangel, eight existing bodies of work are being donated to Tate by Artangel and the artists. They join the four Artangel-commissioned works already held in Tate’s exceptional collection of film and video work to form The Artangel Collection at Tate. From 2012, Artangel plans to develop with Tate a wider network of galleries and museums based outside London to which works from the Collection would be loaned.

Two new regional partners, Ikon, Birmingham and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, are enabling the co-commissioning of five new works. The first two of these will premiere at two of Europe’s most important festivals this year; Yael Bartana's Assassination, at the 54th Venice Biennale opening in June 2011, and Anri Sala and Šejla Kamerić’s 1395 Days Without Red premiering at the Whitworth Art Gallery as part of Manchester International Festival in July 2011.

More material on all projects in The Artangel Collection can be found here.

The Artangel Collection is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The John Ellerman Foundation.


Please contact Phoebe James, Collections Coordinator: