Often times I’ve been asked to work in some really particular places. In sites, situations and contexts in which the agency of art struggles against a prevalent and dominant other. Perhaps that other is an aesthetic, other times an agenda, or maybe a history. In this presentation I will use the notion of gesture to talk though the works I made in some of these contexts.
Scottish/Danish artist Edward Clydesdale Thomson is based in Rotterdam. His practice addresses contemporary conflicts of time by rethinking and reshaping the space and conditions of his artistic production along durational lines. His work is often concerned with the places and objects on the margins – physically, socially or symbolically – of outside and inside, of wild and tamed landscapes, of decoration or function. Be that a patterned fabric, a window blind, a gate, a washing line, a garden, or a sense of identity. He has exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Malmo Konstmuseum. Notable solo projects include Grazer Kunstverein is moving; Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; wild care, tame neglect, Frankendael Foundation; Nothin Shakin but the Leaves on the Trees, Marabouparken konsthall, Sweden; and causa finalis at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam. He is joint head of Fine Art at BEAR, ArtEZ, Arnhem.
The lecture is part of a field project for the fist year of the department, lead by Sonja Bäumel, and will be streamed from the StrandLab Almere. Friday, April 16 , 15:00 -16:30 join via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87938891247