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ART  NAKED   ARTS  CURATORIAL  &     EVENTS  PROGRAMME     2014  –  2015   @    

    LIBRARY  

A  NEW  PRIVATE  MEMBERS  CLUB      


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NEW  VENUE  &  EXHIBITION  ANNOUNCEMENT  &  INVITATION  TO  CONSIGN    

      Dear  Artist,     I  hope  2014  is  treating  you  well  so  far.     I  am  writing  with  the  good  news  that,  under  a  new  joint  venture,  my  business  associate  Tani  Burns   of  TBurnsArts  and  myself  have  been  appointed  Art  Directors  of  a  new  private  members  club  soon   to  open  in  the  heart  of  Covent  Garden.    This  we  will  be  doing  as  part  of  our  newly  established  arts   consultancy,  ART  NAKED.    It  is  therefore  our  pleasure  to  be  able  to  enquire  regarding  the   availability  of  your  artwork  for  inclusion  in  a  group  exhibition  at  this  exclusive  new  venue.     Located  opposite  the  English  National  Opera  on  St  Martin's  Lane,  close  to  Trafalgar  Square,  the   club  will  be  called  LIBRARY.    Within  its  fully  remodeled  premises,  designed  by  19  Greek  Street,   Library's  uniquely  designed  interior  will  conjure  a  rarefied  atmosphere  of  old-­‐world  charm  within   which  to  set  the  best  of  contemporary  art  in  London.    The  venue  will  comprise  of  bars,  lounge   areas,  a  restaurant,  whiskey  and  wine  room,  gymnasium,  private  function  rooms,  a  terrace  and  en-­‐ suite  accommodation  -­‐  all  incorporating  the  highest  quality  of  service.         The  soft  launch  of  Library  will  take  place  in  May  2014,  in  advance  of  an  official  opening  later  that   month.    The  artwork  selection  for  the  opening  exhibition  will  be  decided  upon  over  the  course  of   March  and  April  and  deliveries  of  artworks  to  the  club  will  have  arrived  at  Library  at  the  start  of   May  for  arrangement  and  hanging.  The  first  art-­‐collection  launch  party  will  take  place  shortly  after   the  official  launch  date  in  mid  May.    This  first  curated  exhibition  is  scheduled  to  hang  until  late  July   2014.             PROVISIONAL  TIMETABLE  OVERVIEW  -­‐  EXHIBITION  1  (LAUNCH)   (Please  note  that  pre-­‐opening  events,  including  ‘Hard-­‐Hat’  events  are  separate  to  this  schedule)     o Artwork  images,  dimensions,  availability  for  sale,  price  etc.,  to  be  sent  by  artists  or  artists   agent  /  gallery  representatives  to  ART  NAKED  for  consideration  no  later  than  Monday  31st   March  2014     o If  approved:  provisional  contracts  of  submission  will  be  sent  to  artists,  completed  and   returned  to  ART  NAKED   o Throughout  April:  artworks  to  be  physically  reviewed  by  ART  NAKED’s  curatorial  team  if   necessary     o Selection  committee  decisions  will  be  disclosed  individually  to  artists  and/or  artists  agents   during  the  first  weeks  of  April   o High  resolution  images  to  be  sent  to  ART  NAKED  for  inclusion  in  promotional  material   o Artworks  agreed  for  exhibition  will  be  delivered  to  Library  between  fixed  dates  to  be   confirmed,  provisionally  Monday  21st  April  2014     o Artworks  entering  Library  premises  will  be  insured  under  existing  cover,  at  the  cost  of  the   management  at  Library  for  the  duration  of  their  stay   o Exhibition  hang  to  take  place  ahead  of  Library  soft  launch   o Art  Exhibition  launch  party  will  take  place  within  the  month  of  May    -­‐  VIP  invitations  will   be  sent  to  all  artists  exhibited  with  additional  guest  list  invitations  for  RSVP  in  advance   o Take-­‐down  to  occur  last  week  of  July  unless  otherwise  pre-­‐arranged,  exact  dates  to  be   confirmed  ahead  of  opening   o Artists  /  agents  to  collect  or  arrange  re-­‐delivery  of  works  not  sold  upon  dates  to  be   confirmed  (unless  otherwise  pre-­‐arranged)   o All  parties  to  allow  small  variations  in  timetabling  due  to  possible  change  of  event   scheduling  

 

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CURATION  &  EVENTS     ART  NAKED’s  scope  includes  the  curation  of  the  entire  venue  -­‐  all  public  rooms,  hallways,  and   private  suites.    Alongside  curation,  ART  NAKED  will  host  a  unique  series  of  intellectually   stimulating  liberal  arts  events,  to  complement  the  exhibition  schedule.    These  will  include   exclusive  and  ticketed  talks,  performances,  screenings,  installations  and  social  gatherings.     Additionally,  ART  NAKED  will  be  overseeing  members’  interest  societies  and  other  in-­‐house   activities  throughout  the  year.     Other  original  programming  in  the  annual  art  schedule  will  include:  art  collection  launch  parties   with  comprehensive  media  coverage;  curator  talks;  artist  interviews;  and  periodic  social  events  to   include  introductions  and  drinks  between  artists  and  gallerists,  curators  and  collectors.    The   programming  will  include  later  opportunities  for  selected  artists  to  be  further  involved  in  freshly   curated  exhibitions  at  the  club  and  other  projects  run  by  ART  NAKED.    These  include  -­‐  but  are  not   exclusive  to  -­‐  shows  hung  at  Library  and  other  public  spaces  for  the  duration  of  London’s   contemporary  art  week  surrounding  the  FRIEZE  art  fair  (not  affiliated).     At  Library,  we  are  selecting  from  a  broad  range  of  established  and  emerging  contemporary  artists   whose  work  will  be  part  of  an  ongoing  series  of  exhibitions.  Our  pre-­‐programmed  curatorial   schedule  pivots  around  four  separate  hangs  within  the  opening  year.    We  are  in  contact  with  a   network  of  artists  and  gallerists  and  will  be  looking  for  work,  which  is  exciting  but  also  fitting  with   both  Library’s  aesthetic  and  ART  NAKED  ‘s  conceptualization  for  the  show.     Please  see  attached  information  regarding  the  development  of  the  Library  project.    Please  note   these  are  artist  impressions  of  the  space,  which  is  currently  undergoing  a  full  reconstruction  and   interior  design,  to  be  completed  by  mid-­‐April  2014.    Having  reviewed  the  information  regarding  the   club,  if  you  are  interested  in  submitting  for  our  artists’  shortlist,  please  note  that  works  must  be   available  for  the  duration  of  the  hang  (late-­‐April  –  late  July).    Exceptions  will  however  be   considered  in  exchange  for  similar  work  in  its  place  or  by  pre-­‐arrangement.         Although  we  are  not  working  with  a  budget  to  buy  works  on  Library's  behalf,  there  is  flexibility  to   have  works  for  sale.    Chosen  works  will  not  be  limited  by  availability  for  immediate  sale  and,   although  this  is  preferable,  they  may  include  existing  sold  pieces  or  art  not-­‐for-­‐sale.    Our  goal  is  to   provide  the  most  suitably  curated  exhibition.  ART  NAKED  will  be  managing  the  sales  portfolio   onsite  at  events  to  promote  the  exhibition  and  the  venue.    Sale  and  consignment  contracts  will  be   sent  to  artists  as  appropriate  in  due  course.     In  appreciation  that  an  artist  may  already  be  tied  by  representation,  we  will  discuss  during  the   selection  process  an  appropriate  tailoring  of  arrangements  for  the  realization  of  sales  of  artworks.   This  may  refer  to  sales  within  the  club  premises,  those  made  through  introduction  at  our  pre-­‐ planned  events,  or  via  club  members  both  on  and  off-­‐site.  Unless  otherwise  stated,  ART  NAKED   will  be  treating  hung  works  agreed  available  for  sale  at  a  standard  gallery  rate  of  50%  commission.   Other  benefits  include  guest-­‐list  invitations  to  opening  events  and  arts  programming,  as  well  as   further  allowances,  by  appointment,  to  visit  the  club  with  prospective  clients  and  guests.     My  colleague  and  I  are  more  than  happy  to  talk  this  through  in  further  detail  via  email,  over  the   telephone,  or  indeed  in  person  should  you  have  any  questions.  Further  information  will  be   supplied  as  the  selection  process  is  carried  forward.     I  look  forward  to  your  thoughts.     Best  wishes,     ANDREW  HANCOCK   Co-­‐Founder  |  Director.   ART  NAKED   +44  (0)  7807452801   andrew@artnaked.co.uk   http://www.artnaked.co.uk  

 

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CONTACT  DETAILS  &  ADDRESSES:       ART  NAKED   18  Bishops  Court   54  Folgate  Street   Spitalfields   London   E1  6UN   UK       Office:    +44  (0)  207  377  5665   Email:    info@artnaked.co.uk   http://www.artnaked.co.uk       ANDREW  HANCOCK   Co-­‐Founder  |  Director       Email:    Andrew@artnaked.co.uk   Mob:    +44  (0)  7807  452  801           TANI  BURNS   Co-­‐Founder  |  Director   Email:    Tani@artnaked.co.uk   Mob:    +44  (0)  7888  731  419       LIBRARY     112  St  Martin’s  Lane     Covent  Garden   London   WC2N  4BD     UK  +44  (0)  203  302  7912   librarian@lib-­‐rary.com   http://www.lib-­‐rary.com                                                      

   

 

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ABOUT  ANDREW       ABOUT  ART  NAKED       Andrew  Hancock  is  a  UK-­‐based  artist,  curator  and  journalist.       ART   NAKED   Creative   Management   Group,   a   new   partnership   fusion,   is   Andrew   initially   graduated   with   a   B.A.   in   Art   History   at   Manchester   bringing   a   fresh   perspective   to   immersive   art   experiences   for   the   University,   before   concentrating   on   his   own   art   practice.     Later   he   has   discerning  cultural  consumer.   established  a  parallel  approach  in  his  development  both  as  an  artist  and     as   a   professional   within   the   wider   art   economy.     Andrew   draws   on   this   Operating   in   the   sphere   of   bespoke   curatorship   and   exhibitions,   ART   experience   in   his   workings,   enabling   himself   to   create   whilst   engaging   NAKED   places   special   emphasis   on   visual   arts   and   social   and   academic   critically  within  the  wider  cultural  sphere.   events   programming,   incorporating   the   broader   liberal   arts   and   special-­‐   interest  activities.   Working   in   such   prestigious   organizations   as   Manchester   City   Art   Gallery;     Christies   Auctioneers;   White   Cube;   The   Royal   Academy   of   Arts;   Frieze;   ART  NAKED  was  founded  in  2013  by  artist  and  gallerist  Andrew  Hancock   and   Saatchi   Gallery;   Andrew   has   developed   a   professional   network   of   and   arts   and   PR   consultant,   Tani   Burns.     Having   access   to   an   extensive   gallerists,  artists  and  art-­‐world  professionals,  as  well  as  an  insight  into  the   network   of   leading   artists,   creatives,   tastemakers,   academics   and   press;   dynamic   mechanisms   of   the   cultural   industries,   its   patrons,   key   players   ART  NAKED  brings  together  the  combined  experience  of  two  established   and  consumers.   art-­‐world  professionals  and  their  associates  under  a  new  banner.       As   an   artist,   Andrew   mixes   a   revolving   series   of   works   both   in   static   Initial   successes   resulted   in   dynamic   visual   and   multi-­‐media   exhibition   medium   and   in   the   conceptual   realm.   Paintings,   documentation   and   series   in   central   London.     In   merging   carefully   selected   artistic   and   installation   works,   sit   within   the   context   of   wider   conceptual   themes   conceptual   content,   presented   within   unique,   eclectic   environments   for   under   investigation;   as   he   explores   diverse   subjects   from   aesthetics   to   exhibitions,  performances  and  parties,  ART  NAKED  has  presented  a  new   economics  and  politics  to  society  and  the  senses,  with  recurrent  themes   challenge.     The   gratifying   outcome   is   in   enabling   private   groups   of   of  the  spiritual,  the  corporeal,  the  material  and  the  relational.   individuals   -­‐   from   international   culture-­‐followers,   to   industry-­‐insiders,     invited  artists  and  client-­‐guests  -­‐   to  share  in  rarified  experiences  within  a   Andrew   is   exhibited   both   in   the   UK   and   internationally.     A   first   London-­‐ discrete,  entertaining  and  enlightening  cultural  atmosphere.   based   solo   exhibition   ran   through   Spring   2013.   His   work   is   permanently     exhibited  as  part  of  the  Chinese  National  Art  Collection,  and  he  inhabits   ART  NAKED  will  continue  to  develop  carefully  choreographed  private  and   several  studios  across  London.    Charitable  donations  often  see  his  work   public   shows,   with   a   primary   focus   in   delivering   intellectually   led,   raising  money  at  auction  for  a  variety  of  good  causes.    Recently  Andrew   stimulating  content  to  an  intelligent  audience.   has   been   resident   artist   in   private   venues   in   Covent   Garden   and   is     currently   exhibited   as   part   of   several   permanent   collections   in   central     London.    Andrew  is  also  an  elected  member  of  the  Chelsea  Arts  Club.                   ABOUT  TANI       ART  NAKED  @  LIBRARY       Tani  Burns  is  a  London-­‐based  consultant  across  arts,  cultural,  luxury  and     leisure.     Global   brands,   world-­‐class   venues,   publishing   houses   and   ART   NAKED   is   working   with   the   management   of   new   private   members   charitable   organizations   form   much   of   her   experience,   alongside   an   club   LIBRARY.     A   revolving   series   of   exhibitions   will   be   brought   to   the   international   network   of   prestigious   artists,   galleries,   auction   houses   and   exclusive  new  venue  at  St.  Martins  Lane,  Covent  Garden,  London.   art  fairs.           Exhibited  artworks  will  reflect  contemporary  trends  and  works  by  a  mix   Born  and  raised  in  London,  Tani  unites  a  distinct  knowledge  of  the  city  -­‐   of  leading  visual  artists,  designers  and  object-­‐makers.   with   all   its   idiosyncrasies   -­‐   with   an   enduring   interest   in   international     cultures.         Additionally,   ART   NAKED   will   be   running   society   events,   to   bring     intellectually   stimulating   programming   content   to   members   and   invited   Graduating   from   the   University   of   Warwick   with   an   MA   in   English   guests  at  LIBRARY  throughout  2014.     Literature   and   a   BA   in   English   and   Latin   Literature,   Tani’s   studies   have     always   run   simultaneous   to   journalism   across   regional,   national   and     international   publications.     Her   writing   has   broadly   focused   on   culture,     leisure,   luxury   and   travel.     Additional   to   work   for   the   Telegraph,   the     Independent   and   the   Mail   on   Sunday,   she   has   written   extensively   for     publications  as  far  as  Bangkok,  Thailand,  and  Wellington,  New  Zealand.           Borne   from   these   frameworks,   a   cumulative   network   of   journalists,     gallerists,   collectors   and   thought   leaders   in   the   professional   worlds   of     arts   and   culture   has   stood   her   in   great   stead   to   support   specific   needs   of     a  broad  spectrum  of  clients.    Tani  has  created  or  activated  strategies  for     numerous   successful   campaigns   in   recent   years,   for   clients   including:     Beck’s;  ART  HK;  Positive  View  Foundation;  Blain|Southern;  Hus  Galleries;     All   Visual   Arts;   Prestel   Publishing;   the   Adam   Mickiewicz   Institute;   and     Bonhams  Contemporary  Art.           T   Burns   Arts  was   established   in   2012   as   an   Arts   &   PR   Consultancy   offering     clients   across   arts,   culture   and   luxury   sectors   the   most   flexible   and     holistic  service  possible,  from  media  /  social  media  relations  to  exhibition     programming,   sponsorships,   collaborations   and   sales   support.     Tani   is   a     fellow  of  the  Royal  Society  of  Arts.      

 

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