Intelligence suggests both covert information gathering and the faculty used to process information into something new. Many contemporary artists might be seen as intelligence agents at large in society, gathering, sifting, and transforming the raw data of our lives, critically examining our environment, the way we live and our social relationships. This book brings together the work of 22 artists who share such an approach, including Susan Hiller, Gillian Wearing, and Douglas Gordon. An introductory essay highlights the choice of works, and the book includes an illustrated text on each artist. Lively contributions by Ralph Rugoff and Charlie Gere explore further the fundamental importance of intelligence today, not only in the art world but in daily life. Intelligence records the first in a series of exhibitions of New British Art to be held every three years at Tare Britain. The intention of the series is to provide a bold and dynamic interpretation of current work.