Artangel Raises More than $2 Million—and Embarks on a Top-Secret Project

Artnet: Javier Pes

Future projects include a mystery artist transforming Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries into a vast school-group photograph.

Artangel, the London-based nonprofit organization that commissions and produces ambitious site-specific artworks by significant artists, has raised  £2 milion ($2.5 million) so far to help future projects—thanks to the help of 37 grateful artists who contributed works to fuel the effort. Projects include turning Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries into a vast, school-group portrait. Details of the “Tate Year 3 Project,” a Tate-Artangel co-commission with a “globally renowned artist,” are under wraps for the time being.

The ongoing fundraising initiative called Artists for Artangel entailed a live auction at Sotheby’s, an online auction with Paddle8, and an exhibition at London’s Cork Street Galleries in June. Works were donated by noted artists, including Susan Hillier, Francis AlÿsNan GoldinVija Celmins, and Rachel Whiteread. Artangel hopes that three new commissions for sites provided by collectors will mean that the drive hits its target of £2.5 million ($3.3 million). The proposals come from Susan Philipz, Roger Hiorns and Cristina Iglesias. …Read More

Pictured: Tate Britain, London | Wikimedia Commons.

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