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TESTING GROUNDWe had a great time attending Future Map’s Special Preview on Wednesday evening organised by our collaborators on the DEBUT Contemporary programme, University of Arts London, and hosted by Anita Zabludowicz and her amazing gallery space in Chalk Farm. It was great to see, StrangMacfarlane, one of DEBUT Contemporary’s ambassadors impressive display of ‘1 To 10’ piece we featured in our Summer show last August as well as other 27 incredibly talented artists who were selected for the exhibition from 400 initially shortlisted and 10,000 that graduated in 2010 from 6 arts schools that make UAL one of the most powerful creative universities in the world. A number of artists we have worked with and will be working through DEBUT Contemporary already feature in Zabludowicz Collection. Medeia Cohan-Petrolino, UAL Chief Curator of the Emerging Artists Programme and one of DEBUT’s mentors, gave a great introduction to the event which was attended by hundreds of people. A number of high profile art critics, curators and gallerists were also amongst the attendees. Hence if you get a chance, you’ve got to go and see the exhibition before it ends. On another note, DEBUT Contemporary will soon be announcing the list of the artists that have made it onto the mentoring programme for the launch. We are thrilled with high quality of applications and will soon be starting a waiting list for the May and August entries. Many artists who presented their work also enjoyed the fact of being filmed in the process. Once more thank you for spreading the word around and look forward to seeing you at the official launch for press and industry scheduled for Wednesday, 2 March 2011.