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Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Scottish National Gallery
28 June – 2 November 2014
This ground-breaking multi-venue exhibition, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, will feature landmark artworks from the last twenty-five years.
Featuring the work of 30 artists, the exhibition will include existing and new works, alongside the restaging of several significant exhibitions of the period. It celebrates the diversity, richness and power of the work that artists have made during the period, and which continues to be produced today.
The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
28 June – 31 October 2014
Manifesta 10 will be in the Hermitage Museum on the Neva River in central St. Petersburg, Russia. The Manifesta Biennial was inspired by the changing European constellation of 1989-91, and was initiated in order to take advantage and expand upon the increased artistic exchange made possible by these events. Now Manifesta will look back and take stock. St. Petersburg is suited for this reflection because of its former status as cultural capital of Russia and “gateway” to the West. The uniqueness of the Hermitage—a palace complex with extraordinary collections and inspired visitors—lends itself in a most unusual way to looking at varied moments in art history (local and global, recent and archaic). Manifesta 10 will explore gaps, propose ways to take advantage of them, and encourage personal aesthetic experience among the social buzz of the visitors.
Marlene Dumas’ project Great Men is a series of 16 portraits which will be exhibited in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of Manifesta 10, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Great Men is one of 55 artworks by living and dead European contemporary artists that will be exhibited in and around the State Hermitage as part of the 10th Manifesta.
The exhibition It’s Possible Because It’s Possible by Raqs Media Collective poses a long-term reflection on the emergence of what the collective has dubbed “political contemplation,” asking what personal and social spheres pertain to the contemporary, and how to act on them. The project results from a collaboration between the CA2M (Madrid, 2014), the MUAC (Mexico City, 2015) and the Fundación PROA (Buenos Aires, 2015), which began at a seminar called The Constant Baptism of Recently Created Things, organized in 2013 by Raqs Media Collective in Madrid.
Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead
5 June – 26 Jul 2014
Fiona Banner’s project for PEER has been in response to an invitation to collaborate with the London-based Archive of Modern Conflict. Rather than delving into the archive to draw out, spotlight or re-contextualise specific material for special scrutiny, Banner has elected to commission a new body of work by award winning Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin who she briefed to explore the City of London and to reflect its activities, behaviours, customs and costume through the lens of conflict photography. In a subversion of roles, Banner will then present a selection of these images to be accessioned into the archive, to be filed under the heading Heart of Darkness, 2014. Hundreds of Pellegrin’s photographs are projected in a tightly choreographed sequence and Banner’s massive floor to ceiling graphite drawings depict close-ups of pinstripe suits enlarged to become huge swathes of dark drapery.
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