Graham Fagen selected for Scotland + Venice 2015
The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Graham Fagen has been selected to represent Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015, in a solo presentation commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath.
Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. His work mixes media and crosses continents; combining video, performance, photography, and sculpture with text, live music and even, plants. His recurring artistic themes, which include flowers, journeys and popular song, are used as attempts to understand and talk clear-sightedly about the powerful forces that shape our lives.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Scotland + Venice 2013 worked with Glasgow Film Theatre on a series of film screenings that celebrated the crossover between visual art and cinema. The films were selected by Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins, and chosen for their influence on the artists' practice. For more information visit www.glasgowfilm.org
Scotland + Venice 2013 worked with The Skinny on a series of reviews written by the team of Information Assistants. The reviews covered a range of exhibitions and events that took place across Venice during the Biennale and are available to read here.
The Information Assistants Programme for Scotland + Venice 2013 promoted the professional development of students through training, workshops, mentoring, support and discussion.
Sworn / Campbell / Tompkins
Scotland + Venice 2013 ran from 1 June to 24 November. The exhibition featured new works by Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins, three of the most consistently interesting artists working in Scotland today.
Scotland + Venice 2013 was presented by The Common Guild, Glasgow, where the artists will re-present their work in the summer of 2014.
A virtual tour of the exhibition is available here.
Interviews with the artists are available here.