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CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland

Phase Two | >>FFWD: Artists' Moving Image from Scotland

CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland

Phase Two

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

Exhibition Programme:
REWIND: British Video Art in the 70s and 80s
>>FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland

17 December 2016 – 15 January 2017

Following the successful 2015 debut, CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland will move into Phase Two at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum in December 2016.

Curated by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee in collaboration with Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and organised in partnership with the British Council, Phase Two of CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland focuses on the history, development and current conditions of artists’ moving image works to further explore the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture. Phase Two features two major group exhibitions REWIND: British Video Art in the 70s & 80s and >>FFWD: Moving Image from Scotland which will be previewed on Saturday 17 December 2016. Screening events will be held at major contemporary art venues K11 Art Village in Wuhan on 18 Dec at 6pm and the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing on 20 Dec at 6pm. 

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Evocative of the body, history, narrative and time, >>FFWD captures the distinctive and prescient concerns lighting up contemporary Artists’ Moving Image works made in Scotland. Featuring works made since 2000 by 24 established and up-and-coming artists, including winners and nominees of the prestigious Margaret Tait and Derek Jarman Awards, >>FFWD is a cogent snapshot of a medium irrevocably defined by the urgencies of our contemporary moment. The selection of works in the exhibition is supported by Modern Edinburgh Film School.

Spliced together as a four week ‘film strip’ of Artists’ Moving Image practices animating contemporary art from Scotland, >>FFWD holds timeas a material, and the camera as the medium of looking, recording and seeing. Reading the Eye and the Gesture as intrinsic aspects of the moving image, the first week of >>FFWD positions the human body as the focus of the innumerable questions given by place and situation. Acknowledging The Voice and the Materiality of sculpture, the second week situates history as a productive medium that is never merely an account of what has been, but is a concrete and vocal presence. Giving form to the pursuit of narrative, the third week dwells upon Methods and Demonstrations as images of being that transform practices of living into an ethos. To close >> FFWD, the fourth week takes the Descriptions and Distance inherent to the moving image as a visual notation of folding time.

In its staking out of Artists’ Moving Images that shift uncertainly between fictional and documentary registers, >> FFWD draws out the multiple temporalities embedded in the ‘contemporary’. Interrupting and subverting both a universal and a personal experience of time, the works featured in >> FFWD are an index to tomorrow.

>> FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland features artists include:
Anne Colvin, Anne-Marie Copestake, Karen Cunningham, Kate Davis, Katy Dove, Kathryn Elkin, Sarah Forrest, Allison Gibbs, Michelle Hannah, Elín Jacobsdottir, Mairi Lafferty, Adam Lewis Jacob, Lyndsay Mann, Duncan Marquiss, Oliver Mezger, Rosalind Nashashibi, Bobby Niven, Hardeep Pandhal, Ross Sinclair, Lucy Skaer, Pernille Spence, Corin Sworn, Tom Varley, Dominic Watson.

 

Installation views from >>FFWD: Moving Image from Scotland at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum. 

 

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Week One: In eyes and gestures, a double economy of the body
第一周: 注视和姿态:身体的双重秩序

Michelle Hannah, Outoftheblu_ (2016)

Allison Gibbs, How to wash your hands in molten metal (2014)

Mairi Lafferty, LOVE (2013)

Oliver Mezger, Forghar noise, sound, sound, note, blow (2016)

Rosalind Nashashibi, Lovely Young People (2012)

Pernille Spence, NaCl (1995-2016)

 

Week Two: In voices and sculptures, a transparency of history
第二周:声音和雕塑:历史的透明度

Anne Colvin, Momentarea (2015)

Katy Dove, Luna (2004), Sooner (2007), October (2011)

Kathryn Elkin, Michael’s Theme (2014)

Duncan Marquiss, Midday (2011)

Hardeep Pandhal, Ya Hasan! Ya Hosain (2015)

Dominic Watson, Like A Rolling Stone (2012)

 

Week Three: In methods and demonstrations, a pursuit of narrative
第三周:方法和演绎: 叙事的追求

Anne-Marie Copestake, Back as Front, Outside as In, Part One (2015)

Karen Cunningham, Development (2000-2015)

Sarah Forrest, The Pot (2015)

Elin Jakobsdottir, Horsebox (2009), Models (2004)

Bobby Niven, Island (2012)

Lucy Skaer/ Rosalind Nashashibi, Ambassador (2005)

 

Week Four: In descriptions and distance, a folding of time
第四周:描述和距离: 时间的重叠

Kate Davis, Weight (2014)

Adam Lewis Jacob, Can’t See the trees for the wood (2015)

Lyndsay Mann, An Order of the Outside (2016)

Ross Sinclair, The Ballad of 20 Years of Real Life  (2014) 

Corin Sworn, Faktura (2008)

Tom Varley, Violence. Silence. (2013)

 

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Modern Edinburgh Film School
Modern Edinburgh Film School produced a series of works and projects in 2013 across Edinburgh on the subject of film and sculpture including Ute Aurand: FILME at Stills, The Slow-Wave and Videotheque at Talbot Rice Gallery, The Hand that Holds the Desert Down, April Set: Sarah Forrest, Anthony Schrag and Zoë Fothergill, Lauren Gault: Granular and Crumb and Hold This Object Up Until There is Nothing Left of You at ESW, Green Screen at Embassy Gallery, 6000 Posters for Giants and Dwarfs at Rhubaba Gallery, and The Good Work at New Media Scotland, as well as a short residency at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. In 2014 it produced The Silver River and the National Review of Live Art, at Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow for Atelier Public 2 programmed as part of Glasgow International and “A New Island Forming” for Annuale at Embassy Gallery and finished the year with the experimental writing publication Queer Information. In 2015 it produced the exhibition, print and screening project MOTHS at Summerhall, Edinburgh; the film programme, A Poetic Measurement, for Ripples on the Pond at GoMA (Glasgow) and at off-site locations at GSS, Old Hairdressers and CCA and a publication project for Scottish Art News on Lauren Printy Currie, Jessica Ramm, Lyndsay Mann and Kirsty Hendry. In 2016 it screened an event on the films of Elín Jakobsdóttir for CCA, Glasgow and is currently producing a work – Rerecording – on its archive, funded by an Edinburgh Visual Art award.

 

 

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Artist Biographies:

Week One: In eyes and gestures, a double economy of the body
第一周: 注视和姿态:身体的双重秩序

 

Michelle Hannah (born in Alexandria, Scotland) is an artist and performer based in Glasgow. Hannah holds a Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art.

Hannah uses a musical guise to engage, entice and detach equally with a strong sense of post – digital romanticism, namely in the roles which image, sound and performance can be used as an outlet to understand – in her own finite way –emerging technologies, cosmic pessimism and new ontologies of identity in a non-corporeal world.

Exhibitions and performances include at Talbot Rice Gallery, NGCA Sunderland, HOME Manchester, DCA Dundee, CCA Glasgow, CGP London, ZKU Berlin, The Royal Standard Liverpool, Res. Gallery London, Limoncello Gallery London, Stereo Glasgow, Central St Martins London, University of London, Vetlanda Museum Sweden, Dresden Film Festival, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow Film Festival, Generator Projects, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh, London Art Fair. Hannah is the curator of 'Niteflights' which has taken place at various venues in Glasgow. She is a member of the collective Opera Autonoma, commissioned by Edinburgh Arts Festival as part of Generation in 2014 and Shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award in 2013.

 

Allison Gibbs (b. 1978 Penrith, Australia) is an artist working with 16mm film, video, writing, installation and performance. As part of her research-based practice she also conducts an ongoing extra-sensory meeting group: ‘A Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity’.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include SPIRIT SHADOW SPECTRE BONES and PHANTOM, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, fugue states, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Ripples on The Pond, Modern Edinburgh Film School for Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, A Development Circle for Radical Subjectivity, Triangle France, Marseille.

Gibbs graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013, with an Erasmus exchange at The Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, NL.

 

Mairi Lafferty is a visual artist based in Edinburgh working with film, video, sound, printmaking and performance.

She has exhibited and screened work throughout the UK and internationally recently in Ripples On The Pond, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Time Will Tell, Talcual Galería de ArteContemporáneo, México and Hold This Object Up Until There is Nothing Left of You with Modern Edinburgh Film School . Recent solo projects include ABRACADABRA at Glasgow Project Room and LOVE at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. In 2015 she undertook a residency at n.o.where in London funded by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life The resulting work Droste was shown as part of 'Ripples on the Pond’, by Modern Edinburgh Film School at the CCA in Glasgow. In a new commission for artist-led publisher MAP magazine (Edinburgh), Lafferty’s work will feature as part of ‘Footnoting the archive’ alongside writing curated around the themes found in her work.

Lafferty studied Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, completing her Masters in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art in 2008.

www.mairilafferty.com

 

Oliver Mezger (born in Basingstoke, 1980) lives and works in Scotland.

Oliver Mezgar’s films, sound and performance works are realised through digital animation, 16mm film and optical sound, through to flick-books. Since 2008 Mezger has explored the idea of ‘parallel’ relationship. Parallelism is a very ancient poetic device of the Gaels and a contemporary term used to describe the processing of information in computer systems. Metzger has explored both traditions of parallelism. He is interested in the essence of both analogue and digital medias which can be seen through the works like ‘Air Sgàth Margaret Tait - For the sake of Margaret Tait’, (2014). ‘Alex / Mrs Po’er’ (2011). ‘I AM Adam’, (2009). ‘The Curse’, (2009). ‘Bluevale/Whitevale Psalmody’, (2008).

Mezgar graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2006. He was the recipient of the John Schueler Scholarship in 2015, and took up the artist residency at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture. He was the recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award in 2013/14, for artists working in lens based media. Mezger spent 2 years as Digital Artist in Residence at Timespan Helmsdale (2012/13).

 

Rosalind Nashashibi (born 1973 in Croydon, UK) lives and works in Liverpool. Her films reveal the rhythms and patterns of everyday life and explore the boundaries between reality and fiction. She is concerned with the rituals played out by social groups and the individual’s place within society.

Nashashibi has had numerous solo shows including those at Tate Britain; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; ICA London; Bergen Kunsthall; Berkeley Art Museum. She presented a solo show at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp in 2014 and an Imperial War Museum commission on Gaza in 2015.

She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and has participated in Manifesta 7, Sharjah 10 and the 5th Berlin Biennial with Lucy Skaer in their collaboration as Nashashibi/Skaer. Nashashibi studied at the  Glasgow School of Art.

 

Pernille Spence is an artist based in Fife, Scotland who has been creating installations, performances and moving image works since the mid 1990s. Her work explores a visual dialogue between the human body (with objects/materials), movement and space, and the body’s physical/psychological limits and constraints with in these parameters.

Exhibiting nationally and internationally her work has been shown in many galleries and festivals including the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, the European Performance Art Festival, Warsaw, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Germany and the Dean Gallery, Edinburgh. In 2006 she was a recipient of one of the prestigious Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Awards.

Spence completed a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art Sculpture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.  She currently lectures in the Contemporary Art Practice department at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee.

 

 

 

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Week Two: In voices and sculptures, a transparency of history
第二周:声音和雕塑:历史的透明度

 

Anne Colvin is a Scottish artist based in San Francisco. Her work explores the sculptural, ephemeral and temporal qualities of the moving image. Colvin re-stages and repeats the tension between memory, sensory structures and film.

Colvin’s work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Torrance Art Museum, California; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles; Craftswoman House, Los Angeles; Modern Edinburgh Film School and Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow among other venues. Colvin is Visiting Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute.

 

Katy Dove (1970-2015) received a BA (Hons) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, in 1999. In her solo work, Katy Dove created meditative spaces through the combinations of sound and image and contemplative responses to colour and rhythm. The artist collaborated with Anne-Marie Copestake and Ariki Porteous under the name Full Eye. They shared an interested in mantra, the repetition of words or sounds to aid meditation, and their work includes writing, voice and percussion.

Solo exhibitions include: Katy Dove (2016) Dundee Contemporary Arts, Thought Becomes Action (2013) Spacex, Exeter. She participated in numerous group exhibitions including Drawn In (2011) Travelling Gallery, Scotland; Sounds Good (2011) Location One, New York; Blink! Light, Sound & the Moving Image (2011) Denver Art Museum; Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland from 1960 to Now (2009) Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland (2014) Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Moving Image Season (2015) at Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. Dove was a member of the band Muscles of Joy from 2007 to 2011.

 

Kathryn Elkin (born. 1983, Belfast, Ireland) is an artist based in the UK. Her performance and video works concern roleplay and improvisation, alongside an ongoing interest in the ‘out-take’ and clowning ‘on set’. She has an ongoing interest in shared ‘cultural’ memory (e.g. those produced by popular music, television and cinema) and the melding of this information to biographical memory.

Recent exhibitions include Why La Bamba, CCA Derry with Seamus Harahan, Fig-2 at ICA, London and screenings at London Film Festival and Tate Modern. She made a solo presentation at CCA Glasgow in July 2016 and presented recent work alongside Alia Sayed at Tate Britain in August as part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the London Filmmakers Co-Op.

She graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art course (2005) and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Writing from Goldsmiths College, London (2012). She was a LUX Associate Artist (2012-2013) and Artist in Residence as part of the BBC’s Artists in the Archive project (2014). She is a lecturer in Fine Art at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

 

Duncan Marquiss (Born 1979, Scotland) is an artist working with video, drawing and collage. Often using appropriated material he draws links between disparate cultural reference points, re-imagining them in new narratives and contexts.

Recent exhibitions and screenings include Copying Errors, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2016), Renderruin Glasgow International (2016), Experimenta, BFI London Film Festival (2015); International Motley Honest Signals, Glasgow Project Room (2015); Index, screening at Microscope Gallery, New York; Foraging Economics, essay for The Happy Hypocrite (2014); and Information Foraging, Artist Moving Image Festival Tramway, Glasgow (2013). 

Duncan Marquiss graduated in 2001 in Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and subsequently graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005. He undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009. He was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award 2015-16.

 

Hardeep Pandhal (born Birmingham UK) lives and works in Glasgow. Pandhal’s research draws on processes of translation, uneasy humour and his interest in histories of identity and difference. His work encompasses drawings, knitted work and a video using reworked autobiographical material such as home videos. These works tell conflicted stories around the artist’s own identity and build on a body of historical research. Much of the work is made through collaboration or directly references texts written by other artists and academics.

Pandhal was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013), the Glasgow International Open Bursary (2013), the Catlin Art Guide (2014) and the Drawing Room Bursary Award (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include Plebeian Archive, David Dale Gallery,  Glasgow (2015) and Hobson-Jobson at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2015), A Neck or Nothing Man! , Comar Isle of Mull (2015).

Pandhal graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with the support of a Leverhulme Scholarship award.

 

Dominic Watson (born Sunderland, England 1986) is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. In an exploration of what he sees as a false sense of shared consciousness, Watson typically works with film and installation to reflect upon the definers of taste in visual, popular and everyday culture. Frequently appearing like a caricature of himself in his works, Watson creates absurd and unusual situations between his cultural influences.

In 2015, Watson presented three solo exhibitions: Significant Culture II at BoetzelaerNispen in Amsterdam, Specific Emotions at New Studio London and Significant Culture at the Hutt Collective in Nottingham. In 2016, Watson was commissioned by Space Studios in London to create the solo-exhibition and new moving-image work Yeast.He has participated in group exhibitions and screening events across the UK and internationally at organisations including, S1 Art Space in Sheffield (2015), Zona De Desgaste in Mexico City (2015), Sorbus Gallery in Helsinki (2015), 176 Zabludowicz Collection in London (2014), Paradise Row in London (2014), Outpost in Norwich (2013), One Thorsby Street in Nottingham (2012) and the Royal College of Art in London (2010). In 2013, Watson was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries and a selection of Watson’s films were included in the much acclaimed London Open 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery. Watson was a finalist in the Catlin Art Prize in 2015.

Watson attained a BA in Sculpture from Camberwell College (University of the Arts London) in 2005 and graduated from the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art in 201

 

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Week Three: In methods and demonstrations, a pursuit of narrative
第三周:方法和演绎:叙事的追求

Anne-Marie Copestake is an artist and musician based in Glasgow. She studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and at the Stadelschule, Frankfurt-am-Main.

Copestake works with moving image, sound, performance, print, and sculpture. Moving image is at the core of her practice and recent works have focussed on research into technological optimism, and female legacies. Copestake often works collaboratively, and has been a founding member of two long-term collective projects in Glasgow: Poster Club are a group of artists using the medium of print as a site for collaborative work; Muscles of Joy is a band with a shifting line-up of members, often working with polyvocal arrangements and hand built instruments for performance.

Copestake’s exhibitions and screenings include: Salon: Alternative Burns Night (with Muscles of Joy), Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow (2016); Autumn Screening, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2015); Ripples on the Pond, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2015); eee e o ee i a ae e a, Rhubaba, Edinburgh (2015); The Trigger Tonic Compendium, Tramway (2014), Studio Jamming (with Full Eye), Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2014); Tectonics (with Muscles of Joy), The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow (2014); Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany (2013); Media City Festival, Canada (2013). In 2011 she received the Margaret Tait Award, and in 2015 was awarded the inaugural BFI Experimenta Development Award from BFI London Film Festival.

Karen Cunningham is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice engages in phenomenological relationships with culture and technology. Focusing on overlooked occurrences, sites, images and objects her artworks reconsider things that may have lain dormant in time and space but which in the present take on a renewed relevance or importance.

Cunningham works across moving image, sculpture, installation and photography. Her practice engages in phenomenological relationships with culture and technology. Focusing on overlooked occurrences, sites, images and objects her artworks reconsider things that may have lain dormant in time and space but which in the present take on a renewed relevance or importance.

Recent projects and exhibitions include the solo show Plasma at Walden Affairs in The Hague and moving-image commissions from LUX, London and Collective Gallery. Her recent video work is included in the touring programme Index curated by Steven Cairns (Associate Curator, Film, Institute of Contemporary Art, London). She recently presented a new film commission, the monologue which was written and read by the theorist Gayatri Spivak, at The Showroom, London. Forthcoming exhibitions include the 3-person exhibition 'Make Something, With Your Body' at  vbkö in Vienna, Austria. 

She gained a 1st class degree in photography from Edinburgh College of Art and a MFA from Glasgow School of Art.

Sarah Forrest (b. 1981 Dundee) is an artist based in Glasgow. Forrest’s practice explores the potential within language to shape her own and other people’s perception of things – be this a place, person, object or artwork.

Recent exhibitions include: The Shock of Victory, CCA, Glasgow; Ripples on the Pond, GOMA, Glasgow; A Skull and a Screen, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist, Concrete Ribs, Govanhill baths, Glasgow (all 2015), Mood is Made, Temperature is Taken, curated by Quinn Latimer, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Reclaimed: The Second Life of Sculpture, Glasgow International; I will wear a plastic guise / I will wear a fabric guise, Dog Park, Christ Church, New Zealand (all 2014). Two Solo Shows: Sarah Forrest and Mounira Al Sohl (solo), CCA, Glasgow; Next to Perplexed you, curated by Jan Verwoert: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; You Blink at the Plughole, M.E.X.I.C.O, Leeds; Phenotypic Plasticity, with OaPaO (Mark Briggs, Amelia Bywater, and Rebecca Wilcox); ReMap 4, Athens (all 2013). Playing with undead things, curated by Andros Zins-Browne, Kortrijk, Belgium; Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence (solo), Supplement, London; Magic Love Trade Objects, curated by Jan Verwoert, Geneva. In 2012 Sarah Forrest won the Margret Tait Residency Award.

Elín Jakobsdóttir (b.1968) is an Icelandic artist who lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow.

Recent solo shows include: Looping Lexicon at Krome Gallery (Luxembourg, 2015-16) , Eyes Cast at Leeds Art Gallery (2014-15) and Hinges Between Days at Temporere Galerie (Cologne 2009) and Stills (Edinburgh 2009). Recent group shows include: Fiction Dacha Folly at Art Cologne 2014, The Drawing Biennale at The Drawing Room (London 2013 & 2015), Drifting at The House of World Cultures (Berlin) and Frames at CCA (Glasgow 2014). Her Super 8 and 16mm film works have been commissioned by The Louvre (Paris, 2004), Stills (Edinburgh, 2009) and Leeds Art Gallery (2015). Recent screenings include Elín Jakobsdóttir, Patience in virtue of débordement, CCA, Glasgow May 2016. In April 2016 she received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. 

She undertook her BA and MFA in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Bobby Niven (b. 1981) lives and works in Scotland. Niven’s practice has been concerned with the processes of mimesis, misrecognition, simulacrum and entropy. His work is predominantly sculptural, revealing psychological repercussions of these different forms of transformation through a combination of found, perturbed and sculpted objects.                     

Niven’s solo presentations have included Broad Reach curated by ATLAS Arts at Taigh Chearsabhagh, South Uist, Outer Hebrides (2015), Palm of the Hand , Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival (2013),ISLAND, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow (2012), ISLAND Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2012), and featured in group exhibitions Moths curated by Modern Edinburgh Film School, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2015), Reclaimed The second life of sculpture, Glasgow International, The Briggait, Glasgow (2014)

He gained an MFA from the  University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver (2006) BFA from Glasgow School of Art (2003).

Lucy Skaer (born Cambridge, UK) lives and works between London and Glasgow. Using a diverse array of materials both mass-produced and handcrafted, Skaer presents various overlapping orders of time and memory, the historic and the domestic. Skaer abstracts objects into sculptural forms and symbols, removing them from their original context, and scrambling and unpicking their narrative associations. In doing so she reveals their intrinsic material nature and the ways in which language, meaning and value migrate over time.

Selected solo exhibitions include Musees Gallo Romains, Lyon (2016), Peter Freeman, Inc. New York (2015), Murray Guy, New York (2014), Tramway, Glasgow (2013), Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute (2013), Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna (2012), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2009), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008), The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2008).She has participated in numerous group shows in Europe and America including Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany  (2016), Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2016) and Tate Britain, London (2013). Residencies include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016) and Emily Carr University of Art+Design, Vancouver (2015).  She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009 and is represented by Murray Guy, New York.

Skaer was a member of the collaborative collective Henry VIII’s Wives and studied her BA in the Environmental Art department at the Glasgow School of Art.

Rosalind Nashashibi (born 1973 in Croydon, UK) lives and works in Liverpool. Her films reveal the rhythms and patterns of everyday life and explore the boundaries between reality and fiction. She is concerned with the rituals played out by social groups and the individual’s place within society.

Nashashibi has had numerous solo shows including those at Tate Britain; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; ICA London; Bergen Kunsthall; Berkeley Art Museum. She presented a solo show at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp in 2014 and an Imperial War Museum commission on Gaza in 2015.

She represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale, and has participated in Manifesta 7, Sharjah 10 and the 5th Berlin Biennial with Lucy Skaer in their collaboration as Nashashibi/Skaer. Nashashibi studied at the  Glasgow School of Art.

 

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Week Four: In descriptions and distance, a folding of time
第四周:描述和距离:时间的重叠

 

Kate Davis (b. New Zealand) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work reconsiders what certain histories could look, sound and feel like. This has often involved responding to the aesthetic and political ambiguities of specific art works and their reception, or re-evaluating historical moments that have been marginalised. Informed by successive waves of feminist art and theory, Davis works across a range of media, including moving image, drawing, printmaking and bookworks.

Davis has presented solo exhibitions at: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ; The Drawing Room, London; Temporary Gallery, Cologne; GoMA, Glasgow; Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Museo de la Ciudad and La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico; CCA, Glasgow (with Faith Wilding); Tate Britain, London; Kunsthalle Basel and Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow amongst others. Recent group exhibitions/ screenings/ awards include: Cinenova Presents Now Showing, LUX Cornwall, St Ives; LUX/ BBC Artists and Archive commission; GENERATION exhibition, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE, Glasgow Women’s Library; Art Under Attack, Tate Britain; For Each Gesture Another Character, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland; eva International 2012, Limerick, Ireland; Olinka or Where Movement is Created, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City. Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Stills, Edinburgh. Davis is the recipient of The Margaret Tait Award 2016/17 and forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Stills, Edinburgh.

 

Adam Lewis Jacob (b. Poole, UK), is a film-maker and artist based in Glasgow. His practice is eccentric, experimental and unpredictable, ranging between: a complicated figurative sculptural practice; his semi-embryonic lighting design collection; and the organising and advocating for artists in his current position both on the Transmission Gallery committee, and his flatmate-run living-room gallery, ‘Celine’.

Exhibitions include: Here, Glasow International (2016), I Dunno Shit, Cactus Gallery, Liverpool (2014).

Lewis Jacob attended the Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles. During his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art he was selected for the Erasmus exchange to The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, NL. The artist is the 2016 recipient of the SUPERLUX Research & Development Award awarded by LUX Scotland and is part of Collective Gallery’s Satellite’s Programme in 2016-17.

 

Lyndsay Mann is an artist based in Scotland. Mann’s works focus on descriptions of experiences and events, subjective reflections and remembrances, which draw attention to the often overlooked details and interactions that shape attitudes, beliefs and actions in quiet and subtle ways. Mann gathers material across time periods and subject areas from reading, archival research and interviews she conducts to produce scripts, videos, performances and installations.

Her work has been shown across the UK and Europe, most recently in 2016 at Transmediale, Berlin, and the Glasgow Film Festival, with upcoming projects at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, and Pavilion, Leeds.

Recent exhibitions and events with: LUX Scotland; C/O Center for Contemporary Art, Milan; Aarhus University, Denmark, Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Biennial; Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scottish Documentary Institute, and LUX; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; blip blip blip, East Street Arts, Leeds; Modern Edinburgh Film School; Tramway, Glasgow; CCA, Glasgow; Enclave, London; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

   

Ross Sinclair is an artist, writer and musician, and currently Reader in Contemporary Art Practice in the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Since the 1980s Sinclair has used music throughout his practice. He is best known for his ‘Real Life project’ which has been exhibited in public and private spaces, museums and galleries in the UK, Europe, USA, South Korea, Japan and Australia, and has been disseminated across a range of publication contexts.

Recent public exhibitions include the display of his large-scale neon installation, ‘We Love Real Life Scotland’ for the ‘Devils in the Making, GSA and the Collection’ exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2015/16); a recreation of his 1996 performance installation ‘Real Life Rocky Mountain’ at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh for ‘Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’ (2014/15), an exhibition at Simone de Souza Gallery,  Detroit (2015) and a new commission by UK Parliament, to contribute to a year-long project in Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster (2015).

Ross Sinclair undertook a Creative Scotland funded research visit with Cooper Gallery to Shanghai in 2014.

 

Corin Sworn (b. 1976 in London) lives and works in Glasgow. Sworn creates installations that explore the ways objects can circulate stories and histories. Often combining images with spoken narrative, her work examines the cultural and personal significance attributed to things and how they in turn narrate us as social subjects.

Sworn has exhibited widely and recently was a subject of solo exhibitions in institutions including Gallery Arsenal, Poland (2016), Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2014), The Common Guild, Glasgow (2014), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2013), Chisenhale Gallery. London (2013), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012), Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2011), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2011). Sworn was one of three artists representing Scotland at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and recently participated in You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney. As a winner of Max Mara Prize for Women 2013 - 2015, Sworn presented solo exhibitions in Whitechapel Gallery, London and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia in 2015. Corin Sworn is represented by Natalia Hug Gallery in Cologne and Kendall Koppe in Glasgow.

The artist holds a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1999), a  BFA from The Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver (2002) and an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art (2009).

 

Tom Varley (b. 1985) is an artist working in a range of media, including film, writing, painting and collage. His work is concerned with the relationship between symbolic communication and abstraction, often playing on malfunctioning speech or defective typographies to reveal the arbitrariness of the shapes and sounds that make up written and spoken language.

Recent exhibitions include: Electric Indigo (with Mark Briggs), Glasgow Project Room, (2015); Glossolalia, Tramway, Glasgow, (Solo, 2014); Well Done, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, (2013); Violence Silence, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, (Solo, 2013); Tom Varley, Glasgow Project Room, (Solo, 2013). Selected screenings include: CCA Glasgow (2014); ICA London (2014); Standpoint, London (2014) and Volkesbuhne Pavilion Berlin (2013). Tom has contributed texts to the journals Gnommero and The Burning Sand and was the reader for Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival (2013).

Varley completed the BA in Printing and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in 2008. He was recently part of the Syllabus programme run by Wysing Arts Centre and is undertaking an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London. Varley completed a Standpoint Futures Residency in 2014 and was on the committee for Transmission Gallery between 2009 and 2011.

 

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Phase Two of CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland is a collaboration between Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and organised in partnership with the British Council. 

CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland is kindly supported by the British Council, China-UK Connections through Culture, The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, Scottish Government, Shanghai International Culture Association and LUX ScotlandCURRENT is a direct result of the Research and Development Trip (January 2014) funded by Creative Scotland.

 

IMAGE: Katy Dove, October, 2011. Courtesy of the estate of Katy Dove. 

 

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