Category Archives: Criticism

Oor Glasgow

My Glasgow
Scottish Council Art Gallery, Levernside Road, Pollok, Glasgow (1973)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m in this. video.frieze.com/film/Glasgow

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.

Inspiring Capital? Art in Scotland

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’.”

text   http://www.variant.org.uk/42texts/SA1960.html
pdf     http://www.variant.org.uk/pdfs/issue42/SA1960.pdf

Who Are We Writing For?

Who Are We Writing For?

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?

Please note: This event is by invite only.

Who Are We Writing For?

15 – 16 September 2011

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Co-produced by Amy Fung and Deveron Arts

http://whoarewewritingfor.com

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Present Absent

‘Present Absent’

Follow the link to download: http://cs.anendlesssupply.co.uk/content/5.projects/9.19-08-11/19-08-2011.pdf

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.