Celebrating the recent major gift by The Karpidas Foundation of 90 contemporary works of art to the Whitworth, this exhibition features a selection of those works, indicating the artistic vision and breadth of the Foundation. British and North American artists are featured, with many highly regarded names – Laure Prouvost, Dorothy Cross, Nathan Coley, Anna Barriball and Gillian Wearing, as well as Keith Coventry, Gary Hume, Dexter Dalwood and Michael Craig Martin.
The gift transforms the Whitworth’s holdings of contemporary photography with still lifes and portraits by Wolfgang Tillmans from the mid-1990s, being shown alongside recent works by Luke Fowler and abstract photography by Eileen Quinlan, Liz Deschenes and Josh Brand.
A group of large paintings presented by The Karpidas Foundation is displayed overlooking the park, with the celebrated British artists Michael Craig Martin and Dexter Dalwood showing works alongside recent works by young, New York-based artists Matt Connors, Richard Aldrich and Garth Weiser.
New Acquisitions runs from 14 February to 16 August 2015. Free entry.