A Synchronology: The Contemporary and Other Times
27 October 2017 - 28 January 2018
Hunterian Art Gallery
A Synchronology is a group exhibition featuring contemporary art works in several mediums which deal with temporality, with the politics of time, with time’s passage and its recollection.
The exhibition presents works by internationally significant figures such as Robert Barry, Phil Collins, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Hayes, Simon Starling and Corin Sworn.
The artists included in A Synchronology have all featured in the exhibitions, projects and events curated by Glasgow-based organisation The Common Guild over the past decade.
The Hunterian has collaborated with The Common Guild to curate this exhibition, which marks The Common Guild’s 10th anniversary and is itself a reflection on how time is marked.
SCREENING: TACITA DEAN, EVENT FOR A STAGE (2015)
Wednesday 1 November 2017
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Andrew Stewart Cinema
Admission free - booking required
Tacita Dean’s Event for a Stage (2015) sees this acclaimed artist rework her first foray into live theatre into a rich and complex 16mm film. Dean was commissioned by the 2014 Sydney Biennial to make a project in a theatre, and the result was a fierce interplay with the actor Stephen Dillane, culminating in four performances over consecutive evenings. Dean filmed the performances, and Event for a Stage uses that material to make dazzling plays with time, with fiction and artifice, and with the relationships between art, film and theatre. Having often focused on individuals (especially other artists), Dean here attempts to film, as Event for a Stage’s script suggests, ‘a process, a craft, a profession.’
This screening is part of the exhibition A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times at the Hunterian Art Gallery (27 October 2017 - 28 January 2018) and is a collaboration between The Hunterian and The Common Guild, Glasgow.
Andrew Stewart Cinema
University of Glasgow
9 University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Image: TACITA DEAN, Event for a Stage 2015, 16mm colour film, optical sound, 50 minutes. COURTESY THE ARTIST, FRITH STREET GALLERY, LONDON AND MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK / PARIS.