Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Scots celebrate latest Turner success

Simon Groom, director of modern and contemporary art at the National Galleries of Scotland, said there must be “something in the water” in Glasgow and Scotland to account for its consistent success, or a way of both working and living in the city and country which led to artistic excellence.

“It is such a haunting and beautiful work, and like Richard Wright before her, it is about finding the right place and space and working with it,” he said. “You have to look at all kinds of things, but you cannot ignore the teaching at Glasgow School of Art and, in Philipsz’s case, Duncan of Jordanstone: it’s been a great legacy.” Herald Scotland

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