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.
Hospitalfield has commissioned Maeve Redmond to design a new website which will include an archive of all past Scotland + Venice projects. The new website will be launched in January 2015.
The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce a new venue for its 2015 presentation. Palazzo Fontana, located on the Grand Canal in the Cannaregio district in Venice, will house a solo presentation by leading Scottish artist Graham Fagen commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts to coincide with the 56thInternational Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, from 9 May to 22 November 2015. This will be the first time the Palazzo has been used for an exhibition.