Friday, 17 April 2015

Martin Boyce at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Martin Boyce

25.04.2015–16.08.2015 | Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Curator: Søren Grammel 

Exhibition opening: Friday, April 24, 2015, 6.30pm

Martin Boyce's exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst is the artist’s first solo Museum show, and will primarily focus on sculpture and installation covering a fourteen year period, such as the multipart Do Words Have Voices—exhibited for the first time since it’s original showing—for which Boyce received the prestigious Turner Prize in 2011. Lesser-known projects include a glimpse in to Boyces personal image archive which consists of hundreds of collaged and altered magazine pages. So far not publicly exhibited by the artist these images provide numerous surprising insights into the artists sources of inspiration even for those familiar with his oeuvre. Boyce was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (UK), in 1967, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Urara Tsuchiya - Connoiseur's World

Urara Tsuchiya - Connoiseur's World
Queens Park Railway Club
30th April  - 23rd May 2015
Show open Thursday to Saturday
12 - 6pm

QPRC are delighted to present, Connoisseur’s World a solo exhibition by Urara Tsuchiya (MFA 2012). Featuring performance, soft sculpture and photographic works. During the course of exhibition Tsuchiya will present a number of interactive events including a banana DJ and aphrodisiac food event (with London based artist Joseph Walsh). The show finishes with a fashion catwalk and closing party on Saturday 23rd May.

Friday 24th April - 7 to 9 pm - Banana DJ
Saturday 2nd May - 2 to 5pm - Banana DJ
Saturday 9th May - 7 to 9 pm - Aphrodisiac Dinner (only 10 places, email us to book)
Saturday 23rd May - 7 to 9pm - Closing fashion show

Mick Peter "Pyramid Selling' at Tramway, Glasgow

Pyramid Selling by Mick Peter

Preview on Thursday, 23 April at 7pm-9pm.

Pyramid Selling is a solo exhibition of new sculpture by MFA graduate Mick Peter which explores notions of commerce and fabrication. The work draws on a number of sources, including literature, commercial illustration and graphic design. Mimicking the tropes of 'witty' graphic design from the 60's and 70's, the exhibition takes a satirical look at the role of the individual against the backdrop of industry and labour, the making of his exhibition at Tramway included.

The exhibition is open from 24 April – 14 June

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

Victor & Hester presents Dreams of Machines

‘I’m thinking about a process of being consumed and swallowed and broken down and excreted’
- Stephanie Beroes, Recital

Victor & Hester presents Dreams of Machines, a series of sort-of commissions; audio, text, screening, performance, and research at Transmission, Glasgow. Presenting the domestic space as a potentially potent social space, the work draws questions around a feminist reading of privacy and companionship, collaborations, domestic spheres, labour, interiorities, the unnameable, the unsaid. The work explores tensions between language, labour, architectural space and the bodies that move/work within and between these frameworks.

The exhibition is a point within a research project by MFA graduates Amelia Bywater and Emma Fitts (V&H) who will use the Transmission Resource Room throughout April to make a publication. This will be launched in May.

Contributions from:
Abby Cunnane
Tessa Peach
Ash Reid
Liene Rozīte
Irene Revell/Electra

Help from:
Transmission Committee
Kaisa Lassinaro
Louise Shelley
LUX Scotland


Film Screening: Stephanie Beroes, Alia Syed, Tanya Mahboob Syed
supported by LUX Scotland and Cinenova
Thursday 2 April, 7pm

Performance by Ash Reid and Liene Rozīte
Saturday 11 April, 2pm

Listening event with discussion
Date TBC

Preview 28 March, 7 - 9pm

Aideen Doran: Im Bau

Aideen Doran: Im Bau

18 April – 14 June 2015
Opening Friday 17 April 2015, 6–8pm

Aideen Doran (MFA 2012) will lead an investigative, creative research project interrogating the idea of the city as a space for artistic, economic and ideological production. It responds specifically to the shifting fabric of the city of Birmingham, where Grand Union is based, critiquing its contemporary urban culture of regeneration through research into the archival traces of the city’s urban past, and its past visions of the future city.
Aideen’s research outputs for this project will be through the creation of a research lab in GU’s gallery and a series of workshops and talks opening these key questions to a broader audience.

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
B5 5RS
Thursday to Saturday 12–5pm during exhibitions.

Ellie Harrison's High Street Casualties

MFA graduate Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk happening soon!