Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Martin Boyce at the Cooper Gallery


Artist's Talk Event
Martin Boyce

Turner Prize 2011 Nominee
1 December, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Please book for this free event here...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christine Borland and Brody Condon

Christine Borland who recently completed a Production Residency at GSS with her live casting project 'Cast From Nature' invited Brody Condon to Scotland to collaborate on a new project together.

The project is one of eight supported through Creative Scotland’s Vital Sparks funding scheme. The Vital Sparks programme, made possible through Scottish Government’s Innovation Fund, encourages experimentation, radical new work and innovative approaches to engaging with audiences.

Condon is an artist based in New York whose work is concered with the relationship between actual and simulated experience.

Borland and Condon are collaborating with us and a team of medical education, and other professionals to develop a new joint project. Their new work, which is in its early stages of development, will explore the performative possibilities inherent in their shared interests; incorporating such diverse themes as surgery, dissection and weaving.

They've been travelling the country, visiting various production spaces, museums and archives both for inspiration and as part of their research.  The artists also delivered a talk on their work at the Pier Arts Centre Orkney as part of Symbols in a Landscape, a flagship project of the Year of Scottish Islands that aims to present events to audiences in Orkney that explore links between art and archaeology. They delivered a lecture on Thursday 03 November to 3rd Year Glasgow School of Art Forum for Critical Enquiry students, in a lecture series organised by Dr Ross Birrell. more

Anna McCarthy

The British artist Anna McCarthy (*1981 in Munich) is an active contributor to the Munich based rock-band “DAMENKApELLE,” has directed a theatre play in 2011 in which a variety of Munich based artists were involved (“Ich dachte man darf alles”) and – for the last five years – works on an ongoing project entitled “How to start a revolution”. This summer (2011) she published her book “REVOLUTION & ITS MUSES”, produced on invitation by Extrapool (The Netherlands). She will present her book in the form of a "book performance" with discussions to follow with Julia Maier of the Kunstverein Munich. photos here...

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Adinda van ‘t Klooster

This solo show by Adinda van ‘t Klooster features works she made in the past four years, whilst doing her practice-based PhD with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland.

Van ‘t Klooster’s interdisciplinary practice incorporates site-specific light and sound installation, improvised audiovisual performance and biofeedback sculpture. Some works are made available through documentation whilst the main biofeedback artwork, the Emotion Light, can be experienced as part of the exhibition.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bags of cash for Glasgow gallery

The Turner Prize-nominated Scottish artist Karla Black is demonstrating that, despite her success, she still remembers her roots. The former Glasgow School of Art (SEA) student has donated four signed limited-edition bags from her latest exhibition to a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go to the Glasgow Project Room. The Project Room is a non-profit making gallery, running since 1997, which exhibits the work of both aspiring and established artists outside the constraints of council funding. It thus ensures artists’ work is not overlooked through fear of its being unprofitable. more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


The Annual Sculpture and Environmental Art Drawing Show

Open to all SEA students, graduates and staff

Exhibition opens Friday 9th December 5-7pm

Exhibition runs until 4pm Friday 16th December

Deadline for receiving work Thursday 1st December

Submission guidelines:

All drawings must be made on A3 Seawhites Cartridge paper 140gsm. One free sample can be obtained from Moira Thompson in the Barnes building.

All submissions must respond to a selected title, pulled randomly from the box outside Moiras office. Anyone unable to visit in person please email j.carter@gsa.ac.uk

All submissions should be deposited in the box outside Moiras office and should have the following information on the reverse side of the paper: artists name, title and arrow to indicate orientation for hanging.

Postal submissions should be sent to ‘SEA Drawing Show’, The Harry Barnes Building, 9-11 West Graham St, Garnethill, Glasgow.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Henry Coombes and Gregor Johnstone

Queens Park Railway Club are delighted to announce their inaugural exhibition. As part of QPRCs curatorial residency with program Gregor Johnstone and Henry Coombes.

Art Destroyed The World And It Won't Stop There

Coombes and Johnstone have spent the last two years collaborating on an iPhone app that would allow the smart phone to measure loneliness. It works by wiping the phone through your arse crevice to take measurements of bum-hole acidity. As personal hygiene declines following long periods of isolation the levels of acidity correlates perfectly to loneliness. The app was a total failure so they decided to make a film about the horror and futility of making art.  queensparkrailwayclub

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ben Woodeson: Experimental Station - Part 1, In the Laboratory

Danger, or rather the perception of it, is at the core of Ben Woodeson's work. The sculpture he's showing in Laboral bears the tongue-in-cheek name Health & Safety Violation #15 - Spiral twist hazard. I'm all for poking fun at the over-regulations that dominate cultural spaces (especially in England, a country never afraid of reaching new heights of ridicule in that matter.) Spiral Twist Hazard is a black cable that hangs from the ceiling and twists, untwists, whips and moves as if it had a life of its own. we make money not art

Henry Coombes at SEA

Henry will be running a project with our First Year students for the next three week, kicking off with a talk about his work to the whole department.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Turner Prize 2011: Turner Prize nominee Martin Boyce

Leaves and a waste bin feature in the exhibition of Martin Boyce, who talked to DAVID WHETSTONE to conclude our look at the four Turner Prize contenders. more

Lucy Skaer Film for an Abandoned Projector

Until 15 December 2011
Lyric Picture House
113-115 Tong Road, Armley, LS12 1QJ

In the darkness of the derelict Lyric Picture House in the Armley area of Leeds, the cinema's old Kalee projector plays a new 35mm film. Specific to its place, Skaer's sculptural film work is the imagined subconscious of the projector itself. Through repeated screenings, the film slowly bears witness to its own presentation through scratches and marks that visibly scar and efface the surface of the image. At the end of the project the cinema will once again be dormant. e-flux

Martin Boyce In Focus A closer look at Turner Prize 2011 nominee Martin Boyce

Martin Boyce's work draws on a wide range of influences, as much from the fields of architecture and design as that of art. His Turner Prize exhibition, evocative of a park landscape, contains a myriad of references to icons of Modernism: this is seen nowhere more clearly than in the centrepiece of the installation, a library table which was inspired by those designed by Jean Prouvé for the Maison de l’Etudiant in Paris. But to this quote, Boyce adds a further reference in the form of a hanging mobile, immediately evocative of work by Modernist artists such as Alexander Calder. The intricate handcrafted detail of the installation's focal piece reveals the in-depth research into the history of design which underlies this piece and the scholarly nature of Boyce's artistry.  more.....

Andrew Kerr - So Ensconced/Maya Deren

whilst Kerr's sculpture appeared temporary, inmprovised and possibly even slightly irreverent, both forms demonstated an affinity with nature and culture respectively. Born in 1977, Kerr (S) is one of the younger members of an internationally recognised generation of artists who have made exhibitions for Inverleith House in recent years, including Karla Black (S), Douglas Gordon (EA), Jim Lambie (EA), Victoria Morton, Tony Swain, Hayley and Sue tompkins and Cathy Wilkes (S). Gardennews