Bloomberg New Contemporaries posted a blog written by Magnuson expanding on her Mississippi project as it relates to the current American situation.
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Magnuson’s works have been selected to be included in the CSR Art Programme by Travers Smith for 2017-2018. This programme done in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery in London UK., will provide invaluable insights in exhibitions planning and development and complement the professional development programme including legal advice, business skills workshop and more.
To learn more about this programme visit Travers Smith CSR Art Programme
Melissa Magnuson is proud to announce that her work Mississippi is currently featured in the second issue of the UK based magazine Syrup. This issue titled Open Borders discusses borders, boundaries, and division which permeates destructive political rhetoric. We are bombarded by classification, be it lines on a map, in relation to our personal and collective identities, or the rules and social codes we adhere to. We also celebrate and find solace in common beliefs and aims. We organise, unify and re-categorise.
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SYRUP Issue 2 //FEATURING WORK BY//
Agata Kik/Alvin Ong/Arts Sisterhood UK/Anais Ortega/Anna Ridler/Bella Riza/Camilla Brown/Clair Le Couteur/Cong Yao/Emily Briselden-Waters/Emily Cole/Huma Kabakci/Hyun Kim/Jeongkeun Lee/Julia Schuster/Laura Nasir-Tamara/Letizia Iman & Andrea Dal Martello/La Batarde/Melanie King/Melissa Magnuson/Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh/Oyinkansola Akande/Seo Hye Lee/Shad Abusalama and Sara Jafari/Sing Hang Tamara/Tamara Kametani/Tolu Odusanya & Umi Baden-Powell/Yemi Abiade
01 October 2017
Melissa Magnuson’s haunting examination of time and place in Mississippi is now being shown in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 Exhibit, at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle UK from 29 September to 26 November 2017.
Since 1949 New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform featuring a limited number of recent fine art graduates by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Melissa Magnuson is one of 45 emerging artists selected from an application submission of over 1500.
Magnuson is a recent MA graduate with distinction from London’s Royal College of Art. As a Fine Art and History of Art honours graduate of Goldsmiths University, her work Supertourists was selected for the Goldsmiths University Warden’s Purchase Award and is now a permanent inclusion in the Goldsmith University Collection.
Magnuson’s recent exhibitions have included Art Dubai, Art Basel/Miami USA, Catania Italy and London UK.