Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt (p111-119) is my contribution to:
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland Guide and Reader
Edited by Moira Jeffrey
National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Life
Over the last twenty-five years Scotland has had a growing reputation as an international centre of artistic innovation and experiment for the visual arts. These books accompanyGENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art, a major nationwide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over the last twenty-five years.
The GENERATION Guide provides a fully illustrated guide to the programme with entries on the work of more than eighty artists being exhibited in over sixty venues throughout Scotland and information about group exhibitions and other projects. It forms the first comprehensive overview of the art of the period. It includes Turner prize winners Douglas Gordon, Simon Starling and Martin Boyce and 2014 nominees Duncan Campbell and Ciara Phillips.
The GENERATION Reader, edited by writer Moira Jeffrey, provides the first collection of key documents from the period including essays, critical writing and artists’ own texts, and offers a guide to the ideas, events and debates that shaped a generation. In it, a selection of archive texts from the period sit alongside newly-commissioned writing which includes an introduction by novelist Louise Welsh and specially commissioned essays by Juliana Engberg, Nicola White, Dr Sarah Lowndes, Professor Andrew Patrizio, Professor Francis McKee and Jenny Richards.
GENERATION Guide and Reader books come in slipcase.
Extent 240pp/128pp. Paperback. 95 colour illustrations, guide and reader in slipcase.
In their first half hour film frieze asks a host of artists and curators – including Laura Aldridge, Duncan Campbell, Alasdair Gray and David Harding – to reflect upon the past, present and future of Glasgow’s art scene. The film was premiered at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the BBC Art Screen Festival 2014 and screened again at the ICA, London.
Without a healthy cultural life there is no self-determination, nobody to imagine nationhood, to generate an image of who we might have been, of who we are, and of what we might like to become, writes Neil Mulholland
The recent future of Scottish Art
Robin Baillie and Neil Mulholland
An energetic discussion recorded over two sessions, Baillie/ Mulholland get to the crux of the issues raised by Craig Richardson’s recently published book ‘Scottish Art since 1960: Historical Reflections and Contemporary Overviews’, which describes its intention as: “Providing an analysis and including discussion (interviewing artists, curators and critics and accessing non-catalogued personal archives) towards a new chronology, Richardson here examines and proposes a sequence of precisely denoted ‘exemplary’ works which outlines a self-conscious definition of the interrogative term ‘Scottish art’.”
A symposium exploring the strategies for communicating contemporary art in the public realm
To celebrate and complicate world-renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer’s premiere of his new work, Transmissions from the River (Übertragungen aus dem Fluss), along the River Bogie in Huntly, Scotland, Deveron Arts is pleased to present Who Are We Writing For?, an intensive peer-led symposium addressing the state of critical art discourse and its role in the public realm. Sparked by Signer’s seemingly simple, yet highly theorized oeuvre that defies any specific genre and discourse, Deveron Arts is inviting a select number of participants from across the UK, Europe, and abroad to join in asking ourselves: Can we be both critical AND publicly accessible when it comes to discussing contemporary art?
From acute curatorial statements, strategic public outreach programmes, to mass marketing materials, how are we interpreting, translating, advertising, and elucidating contemporary art today? And who are we really writing for?
Countersituation is the title of an ongoing series of weekly published pages, initiated by An Endless Supply with Adam Smythe. Each issue is a double-sided sheet of new writing, simultaneously printed and distributed in short-runs and available online as a PDF.
Countersituation will appear weekly online at cs.anendlesssupply.co.uk and, from 23 July to 27 August 2011, in printed form at Galerie8, 195-205 Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ.
"Sometimes your past comes back to haunt you and drags you back in to help track yourself down."