Raqs Media Collective
Economy: a group exhibition examining the recent emergence of economy as the key factor in shaping human life. Oliver Braid presents works produced in the wake of realisations that his over-rational methodologies were frustrating his original intentions.
Curated by Angela Dimitrakaki and Kirsten Lloyd
A major group exhibition examining the recent emergence of economy as the key factor in shaping human life.
ECONOMY aims to provide an explicitly critical angle on how the global dominance of capital since 1989 has impacted on the formation of contemporary subjects by addressing issues that range from migration, labour, sexuality, the crisis of democracy to the quest for alternatives. Presented across Stills (Edinburgh) and here at CCA, the exhibitions will include the work of a number of artists from across the globe in addition to new residency-based commissions by Edinburgh-based photographer Owen Logan and the Austrian collective Wochenklausur.
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (Germany), Tracey Emin (England), Melanie Gilligan (England), Andreas Gursky (Germany), Kai Kaljo (Estonia), Owen Logan (Scotland), Rick Lowe (USA), Jenny Marketou (Greece/USA), Angela Melitopoulos (Germany), Marge Monko (Estonia), Tanja Ostojić (Serbia), Anu Pennanen (Finland), Raqs Media Collective (india), Martha Rosler (USA), Allan Sekula (USA), Hito Steyerl (Germany), WochenKlausur (Austria).
ECONOMY events programme:
Oil & Water: Resource, Environment, Conflict
Sat 26 Jan / 1pm / CCA
Group Sex, Desire and Economic Subjects
Saturday 9 Feb / 1pm / Stills
Film Premiere & Artist Talk
Staande! Debout! (2013) Anu Pennanen & Stéphanie Querrec
Friday 22 Feb / 10.30am / Glasgow Film Theatre
ECONOMY Film Lounge Part 1
Work & Spectres
Thursday 28 Feb / 6pm / CCA
Socially Engaged Practice: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics or Economics?
Saturday 2 Mar / 1pm / CCA
Artist Talk / Performance
Art & Economics Quarterly Forum
Tanja Ostojić, Dmytri Kleiner and Heath Bunting
Thursday 14 Mar / 7pm / CCA
Friday 15 Mar / 1pm / Edinburgh College of Art
ECONOMY Film Lounge Part 2
Crisis & Exodus
Thursday 21 Mar / 6pm / CCA
Documenting Economic Subjects: Capital, Photography and the Real
Saturday 23 Mar / 1pm / Stills
The Art World Economy: Free Labour, Use Value and Mass Poverty
Friday 5 Apr / 1pm / Venue TBC
ECONOMY will be presented with support from Creative Scotland, The University of Edinburgh, The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, The Austrian Cultural Forum London and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.
Exhibition: Oliver Braid, Snorlax Beanbag
Since graduating from the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2010 Oliver Braid has spent the last two years “aiming to advance as an artist who uses practical tactics to handle the study of happiness”. His large-scale ‘project’ style artworks, incorporating multiple collaborations and layers of interpretation, were composed following the structure of a GCSE Science Experiment handbook; beginning with a basic hypothesis and rationally following this through to reach a conclusion. In doing this Oliver hoped to discover the impact of art-making on human relationships and the impact of human relationships on art-making.
For this new exhibition at Intermedia the artist will present works produced in the wake of realisations that his over-rational methodologies were irrationally frustrating his original intentions. It marks a reflective stage in Oliver’s practice with a dramatic desire to change his attitude to both art-making and human relationships.
Oliver Braid is an artist living in Glasgow. Born in 1984, he studied at Falmouth College of Arts and Glasgow School of Art. He has recently exhibited I’ll Look Forward To It at Collective, Edinburgh as part of their New Work Scotland Programme (2011) and My Five New Friends, his first large scale solo exhibition, at The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2012).
Throughout 2012 he co-hosted a weekly pop-philosophy radio show with the artist Ellie Harrison, the Ellie & Oliver Show, through CultureLab Radio, Newcastle. As part of the Ellie & Oliver Show in 2012 he co-presented five special radio shows for Edinburgh Art Festival and co-curated a radio mini-festival for Glasgay. He was a founding member of the experiential therapy group for artists, Artists Anonymous.
In 2013 he has been invited to undertake a four month production residency at Triangle, Marseilles, sponsored by Patricia Fleming Projects.
Opening: 25 January, 7pm
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