Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dieter Roth Seminar | The Fruitmarket Gallery

Dieter Roth Seminar
‘An awfully dreadfully fearful drain he fell down into, wriggling there, at the bottom, in his wet pants’*: Dieter Roth and Art History
Thursday 4 October, 6–8pm. £10/£8 (conc.)

Art historians Deborah Lewer (University of Glasgow), Luke Skrebowski (University of Cambridge), John-Paul Stonard (Courtauld Institute of Art, London), curator Daniel Herrmann (Whitechapel Gallery, London) and writer Sarah Lowndes (Glasgow School of Art) examine Roth’s place in relation to art making in the twentieth century and his legacy for artists now.

*The title of the seminar is extracted from an ‘autobiography’ that Dieter Roth included in the book he made with Richard Hamilton, COLLABORATIONS OF CH. ROTHAM in 1977.

Booking essential, to book your place call 0131 226 8181 or email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk

Friday, September 21, 2012

21 Revolutions: a GWL exhibition at the CCA

21 Revolutions: Two Decades of Changing Minds at Glasgow Women's Library

Friday 21 September - Saturday 13 October 2012
11:00am - 6:00pm: FREE

Glasgow Women's Library is a phenomenon, the sole resource of its kind in Scotland. To mark the Library's 21st birthday, it commissioned 21 women artists to make limited edition fine art prints inspired by its library, archive and museum artefact collections. Artists have created work that draws on sources including campaign badges, knitting patterns, Suffragette memorabilia, album covers, feminist newsletters and lesbian dime novels; a selection of these inspirational objects from the GWL collections will be included in the exhibition. The selected artists are:

Sam Ainsley / Claire Barclay / Ruth Barker / Karla Black / Nicky Bird / Ashley Cook / Delphine Dallison / Kate Davis / Fiona Dean / Helen de Main / Kate Gibson / Ellie Harrison / Elspeth Lamb / Shauna McMullan / Jacki Parry / Ciara Philips / Lucy Skaer / Corin Sworn / Sharon Thomas / Amanda Thomson / Sarah Wright

Friday, September 07, 2012

David Sherry ‘I want to believe’

A performance evening during Incubate 2012, with Bas Schevers (NL), David Sherry (UK), Jean-Charles de Quillacq (F), Jodi (NL) and Pablo Wendel (D), curated by pietmondriaan.com
The performances in this exhibition are drawn from everyday situations. While appearing to be simple, sometimes even inconspicuous acts, they attempt to show the absurd, tragi-comical sides of daily life. The artists invite us to follow their lead and believe in their stories – or not.
‘I want to believe’ will take place on Saturday the 15th of September, 19.30hrs at NS16, NS-plein 16 in Tilburg. See you there!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

UNDERCURRENTS magazine issue Two out now

Critical and creative writing from Scotland's Art Graduates.We are a not-for-profit magazine with all sales going towards producing the next issue.

Edited by Christopher MacInnes
Designed by Sebastian Howell

Tom Walker, Lauren McLaughlin, Christopher MacInnes, James Stephen Wright, Julie Pallesen, Sofie Fischer-Rasmussen, Neil Clements and Francis McKee

This issue features 4 colour pages of artworks as well.
Printed by PDC
The shipping rate for 'France' applies to all of Europe.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Molly Russell: How a devilish dad inspired a pet project

Dearly Departed presents an intriguing series of twelve life-sized animal coffins, stretching from a 4.5 metre giraffe to a meerkat. The daughter of the late Ken Russell, Molly has created a highly ambitious exhibition about her childhood experience. more
Russell is spending a lot of time in a factory in Durham, where she is collaborating with coffin-makers J C Atkinson & Son of Tyne & Wear. "I thought of all the lovely sweet animals rather than snakes and tapeworms and how coffins could be made. It made it less sinister – a giraffe isn't a dark thing – so it became something more sweet." more