Decoding Art: Selective Memory
Tuesday 31 January 2006, 12.45-1.30pm. Free. Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Weston Link, National Gallery of Scotland.
Writer and lecturer Kirstie Skinner (Edinburgh College of Art) suggests ways of 'decoding' the challenging new work in Selective Memory, originally shown in the Scottish pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale, now shown at the Gallery of Modern Art.
Selective Memory: Venice Biennale
Location: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Dates: Wednesday, 7 December, 2005 - Sunday, 5 March, 2006
Venice Biennale Exhibition comes to Scotland gave an opportunity to view the Scottish national presentation at the 51st Venice Biennale (12 June – 6 November 2005) in Edinburgh.
The Venice Biennale is the world’s most prestigious showcase for contemporary visual arts, with 60 participating countries. Scotland’s presentation has been undertaken by three partners in 2005: the Scottish Arts Council, the National Galleries of Scotland and the British Council.
A concept behind the exhibition is to explore how artists work, and in particular the process of researching and creating work.
The artists selected to represent Scotland at previous year’s Biennale were Cathy Wilkes, Alex Pollard, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan.