A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times

Paterson, D. (2018) A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times. [Exhibitions]

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I curated this group exhibition in collaboration with Glasgow-based art's organisation The Common Guild. Drawing of the roster of highly significant contemporary artists with which TCG has worked over the past decade I selected a number of artworks that reflect on how time is marked and measured. These works often contested the restrictions of the conventional means of mapping and organising time, such as the clock, the calendar and the timeline. The artists included were: Robert Barry, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Tacita Dean, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Hayes, Roman Ondak, Simon Starling and Corin Sworn. As a foil to the works made by this internationally renowned group of artists, which ranged from film and photography to conceptual statements and performance works, the exhibition also included a noted nineteenth-century timeline, Stephen Hawes' 'Synchronology of the Principal Events in Sacred and Profane History.' A series of events supported the show itself. These included a public discussion with Common Guild Director Katrina Brown and curator Kitty Anderson, and screenings of Tacita Dean's 'Event for a Stage' (a Scottish premiere of the work) and of Phil Collins' 'Baghdad Screen Tests'. In collaboration with Glasgow Film Theatre, the exhibition's closing was marked by a special screening of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 'Barry Lyndon,' selected and introduced by artist Gerard Byrne. The exhibition was well reviewed in The Skinny, Art Agenda and Art Monthly.

Item Type:Exhibitions
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Dr Dominic
Authors: Paterson, D.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art

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