Brilliant!

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This article is about contemporary art exhibition group. For other uses, see Brilliant (disambiguation).
Cover of Brilliant! exhibition catalogue showing image of the aftermath of the 1993 Bishopsgate bombing in London by the Provisional Irish Republican Army.

Brilliant! was a group exhibition of contemporary art held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA between 22 October 1995 and 7 January 1996.[1][2] The exhibition then traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas - where it was on view between 17 February and 14 April 1996.[3]

Theme and content[edit]

The exhibition sought to showcase a burgeoning group of English artists now known as the YBAs.[4] The Walker's press material, defining the criteria for selection of artists in the exhibition, says:

The artists chosen for the exhibition have become increasingly visible over the past six years in self-promoted, renegade exhibitions and publications that have cropped up throughout London. Their aesthetically diverse and provocative artworks are united by a shared interest in ephemeral materials, unconventional presentation, and an anti-authoritarian stance that lends their objects a youthful, aggressive vitality.[5]

Exhibited artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah Lyall "Is it art or is it just dead meat?" New York Times, Nov, 12, 1995
  2. ^ [1] Roberta Smith, "Some British moderns seeking to shock." New York Times, 23 November 1995]
  3. ^ Brilliant! New Art from London/CAMH archive
  4. ^ Bush, Kate. "Young British art: Kate Bush on the YBA sensation", Artforum, October 2004. Retrieved from findarticles.com, 2 April 2010.
  5. ^ Original Walker Press Release

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