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Curatorial Studio in Residence

15 January 2018 until 26 January 2018
Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

At the Reid Gallery, Curatorial Studio will be in residence for two weeks, developing ideas, working on a forthcoming publication about peer-learning techniques and sharing their interests in a series of events and workshops. The gallery will be open every weekday between 1-2pm, when there will be a chance to take part in public events or to see and hear what Curatorial Studio are doing on an informal basis. We’re also holding a series of public talks and screenings at various venues across the school, which are free but ticketed. Please book through the links below.

You can find out more about the residency here and about curatorial studio here.


Reading by Novelist Nicola White
Monday, 15 January 2018
Reid Gallery, 1-2pm
In 1990, a snake escaped a Marina Abramović performance and hid out in Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre. Nearly three decades later, at Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery, the acclaimed novelist and curator Nicola White will read her essay ‘A Narrow Soul’, her personal account of the famous artist, the Newcastle snake-handlers, and the missing python.

Our Future Network
Alex Martinis Roe
Tuesday, January 16 2018
Bourdon Lecture Theatre, 6-8pm
Free, but ticketed

The first screening in Scotland of Alex Martinis Roe’s ‘Our Future Network’, 2016 a film made within the context of her ongoing project To Become Two, which traces the story of six different, yet connected, histories of feminist groups from the 1970s to the present who have built communities in Europe and Australia. Our Future Network involved the staging of a four-day meeting in a country house outside Berlin. 22 contributors, from all over Europe, were involved in the enactment of twenty “propositions for feminist collective practice”.

Maps, Models and Manifestos
Public talk by SCAN director Seonaid Daly
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Reid Auditorium 1-2pm
Free but ticketed

What is the scale of the contemporary art sector in Scotland, how does it work and what does it need to thrive? Join Seonaid Daly to hear about the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and its work in mapping the visual arts in Scotland, its vision for the sector and the Visual Arts Manifesto, a project between SCAN, The Scottish Artists’ Union and ENGAGE Scotland which campaigns for change in the visual arts sector.

Donald Rumsfeld’s Thumb
Public talk by Moira Jeffrey
Thursday, January 25 2018
Reid Auditorium, 1-2pm
Free, but ticketed

What is the role of the writer in contemporary art? What does a critic do and why does she do it? What tools do you need to write well? And what on earth is wrong with former US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld’s thumb in his famous portrait by Annie Leibowitz? 


Posted by: Susan Mc Ateer

Image: Alan Dimmick

Image: Alan Dimmick