ARTIST ROOMS

Ian Hamilton Finlay

 

During 2013, Ian Hamilton Finlay was exhibited as a part of the touring exhibition series, ARTIST ROOMS, produced in collaboration with Tate and institutions throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS, was established in 2008, through the donation of over 1,600 pieces of contemporary art by the collector Antony D’offay. It aims to provide the public with regular and accessible opportunities to view work from important contemporary artists.

Finlay was exhibited at: The Park Gallery, Falkirk

Nature over again after Poussin 1979–1980

24 August 16 November 2013
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Image: Tate Modern

The Sound Of

artists, Katie Paterson

The use, application and exploration of sound has played an important, if somewhat under acknowledged role throughout both modernism and postmodernism.

Beginning with the infamous composition of John Cage’s ‘4″33‘ (1982), silence was used as artistic medium as an invitation to listen to all sounds both natural and man-made. Cage’s explorations into the function of sonic interventions within art set about a generation of sound artists; Annea Lockwood, Bill Fontana, La Monte Young, MaryAnne Amacher, Bernhard Leitner, Max Neuhaus. These artists began a long and far reaching journey into the limits of sound when used within sculpture, exhibitions and public space.

Bill Fontana was a pioneer of the term ‘sound sculpture’. A process of using naturally occurring sounds to pose interventions into public space.

Image courtesy of Tate

His Harmonic Bridge (2006), was an installation installed at the Millennium Bridge, London which used vibration sensors to reveal the innumerable hidden sounds of the bridge.

In a different fashion, Bernhard Leitner, used the gallery, rather than the public space to create sounds installations or ‘sound-space-objects’. His work is often refereed to as sound architecture, using sound to create spatial models of geometry.

Katie Paterson is one such artist who uses sound to create and sculpt sonic interventions within the exhibition space and beyond.

A number of her previous projects have explored the use and appropriation of sound when taken from its natural context….

 

Every Night About This Time

A series of occurrences, simultaneous happenings/events/scores

 

Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Solheimajökull

Three glacier ice records, played until they melt.

 

Earth–Moon–Earth (4’33”)

Four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence reflected from the moon to earth.

 

Read more details of Paterson’s works on her artist website:

http://www.katiepaterson.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arena | Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans

In anticipation of the exhibition Between poles and tides, Luc Tuymans gifted a series of prints of his triptych, ‘The Arena’ to the gallery.

The paintings, true to the style of Tuymans present a fragmented, and mysterious representation of everyday, human activities.

This is an exciting opportunity for the gallery to be able to both show and offer for purchase the work of an important contemporary artist practising today.

Read more details on the University’s website below:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2017/rare-artworks-donated-to-gallery

Image courtesy of Chris Park

Tuymans as Curator

about, artists, Luc Tuymans

In addition to his plethora of paintings, prints and drawings, Tuymans has also curated a number of shows throughout the years….

Curator of:

THE STATE OF THINGS. BRUSSELS/ BEIJING

18 October 2009- 10 January 2010

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http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/2326-the-state-of-things-brusselsbeijing

Image courtesy of The State of Things


Guest Curated:

2015 BRUGES TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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http://www.biennialfoundation.org/biennials/bruges-triennial-belgium/

Image courtesy of Bruges Triennial


Curator of:

CONSTABLE, DELACROIX, FRIEDRICH AND GOYA. A SHOCK TO THE SENSES.

16 March 2012- 4 August 2013

http://www.skd.museum/en/special-exhibitions/archive/constable-delacroix-friedrich-goya-a-shock-to-the-senses/index.html