Part of the New Works Scotland Programme
You are invited to the concluding installment of the New Work Scotland Programme 2008/09, featuring new collaborative work by Sandy Smith & Alex Gross, Friday 19 December, 7-9pm at the Collective Gallery.
Ash Head No.1in THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES: NEW CHINESE ART at Saatchi.
“There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust”
DURING KENNY Hunter's three month residency at New York art centre Location One in 2005, he explored the city, taking in the 'weird quality of light' caused by the lack of direct sun penetrating the concrete jungle. He observed the vast deposits of waste that would emerge on a daily basis from the base of towering skyscrapers. He also read a book on modernism by Marshall Berman called All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. The title, a line from the Communist Manifesto, could easily be a slogan for almost all this Musselburgh-born artist's work.
EVERY MORNING, KENNY HUNTER gets on his bike and cycles to his studio in Anniesland along the tow path of the Forth & Clyde Canal. It's an in-between place, part post-industrial wasteland, part bucolic riverside, home to swans and kingfishers, abandoned shopping trolleys and underage drinkers.
Students at Edinburgh College of Art have humiliated staff by staging a rival degree show, saying their tutors were disorganised and failed to turn up for lectures.
The group, from the prestigious college’s School of Drawing and Painting, organised a show separate from the traditional exhibition of final year students’ work as a way of voicing their frustration at what they say was staff neglect.