Tim Rollins & K.O.S. present 'The Black Spot', an exhibition including new work and a series of Art and Knowledge Workshops. It's a summons to audiences to reinvigorate a belief in the power of art to change lives. 'Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93Donald' focuses upon the instructional drawings he and his fabricators created.
Tim Rollins & K.O.S.
The Black Spot
Showing for the first time in Scotland, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. present an exhibition including new work and a series of Art and Knowledge Workshops. Coming to Edinburgh direct from the first Frieze New York, the collective's literary and music inspired work continues to make waves within contemporary art. Surveying their work at Frieze, Simon Schama commented that, "combining instruction in reading and writing with collaborative art-making has resulted in some work of spectacular radiance as well as social energy".
The exhibition title, The Black Spot, is taken from Stevenson's Treasure Island, the classic adventure story that has inspired a new work for Talbot Rice. The Black Spot is a summons to audiences to reinvigorate a belief in the power of art to change lives.
Workshops with young people in Edinburgh during July will generate new paintings, with a record of this activity displayed in the gallery. A keynote lecture by Tim Rollins on 4 August opens a series of events during EAF culminating in a major symposium examining the educational ethos and contemporary art relevance of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. in October 2012.
Unique opportunity for young people to work with Tim Rollins and K.O.S.
Tim Rollins and K.O.S. invite 13-18 year olds to take part in a unique 3 day workshop at Talbot Rice in July. This is an opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned artist collective to make a new artwork for the exhibition. You can download an Application to Participate, including further information, by clicking the link below.
Appication on the web site
Seminar for artists and educators
Tim Rollins and K.O.S. lead this unique one-day CPD seminar for artists and educators who work in participatory settings. Not only is this an opportunity to meet Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and learn about their careers, but it is a chance to be one of the first to see The Black Spot. Don't miss out!
Appication on the web site
In the Georgian Gallery
Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93
The work of Donald Judd changed the course of sculpture in the 20th Century. As the first exhibition in Scotland to study Judd's studio methods, Working Papers focuses upon the instructional drawings he and his fabricators created.
Displayed in the Georgian Gallery in three distinct groups, the drawings include private studio drawings related to the fewer than 20 sculptures he made himself between 1962 and 1964, fabricators drawings from 1964 and a third type mostly from the 1970's that are formal 'portrait' drawings made by Judd from his sculptures, often long after the works had been made.
Image: Amerika - Infinity (after Franz Kafka), 1987-88. Courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich © the artist
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Artists' Talk: 4 August, 1-2pm. Tim Rollins and K.O.S. in conversation
Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh, Old College
South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm
Admission is free