GOMA to receive £1m for international works
- 7 November 2007
Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) has been awarded £1 million to purchase up to 10 works a year from international artists.
Independent art charity, The Art Fund chose GOMA, along with the Common Guild, as one of five institutions to receive a share of £5 million in funding over five years.
Director of the Common Guild, Katrina Brown said: ‘It means in five years we can have the beginning of a fantastic collection – enough to buy significant quality and amounts of work.’
Meanwhile Ben Harman, GOMA’s contemporary art curator signalled which artists are now on the gallery’s radar.
Along with Pennsylvania artist Mark Dion, he tipped another potential target as Emily Jadir.
‘She’s an artist on the verge of becoming extremely successful. She’s from Palestine but lives in New York.
‘We also want to look at China or South America rather than go the obvious route to New York or Berlin.’