Scotland + Venice 2013

Venice Biennale Collateral Events
May 27, 2013 10:55PM

Scotland + Venice 2013 is an exhibition of new works by Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell, and Hayley Tompkins, three of the most consistently interesting artists working in Scotland today, presented by The Common Guild in the Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina).

Duncan Campbell produces films that look at representations of the people and events at the heart of very particular histories. Combining archive material with his own footage, his work questions the authority, integrity, and intentions of the information presented.

Corin Sworn creates installations that explore the ways objects can circulate stories and histories. Often combining images with spoken narrative, her work examines the cultural and personal significance attributed to things and how they in turn narrate us as social subjects.

Hayley Tompkins makes painted objects that transform familiar, commonplace things—such as knives, hammers, mobile phones or furniture. Her work articulates the relationship between the form, feel and function of an object.

Working across a range of media, from watercolour to digital video, Scotland + Venice 2013 will showcase three of the most consistently interesting artists working in Scotland today, all of whom studied at The Glasgow School of Art and have earned growing acclaim and attention in recent years. 

1st June to 24th November 2013

Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina) Calle de le Erbe, Cannaregio 6103

Curated by The Common Guild

Image credits: Duncan Campbell, Arbeit, 2011 (still) courtesy of the artist and Hotel, London; Duncan Campbell, Make it New John, 2009 (still) courtesy of the artist and Hotel, London; Hayley Tompkins, A Piece Of Eight, 2011 (detail) photo by Ruth Clark, courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Hayley Tompkins, Tele, 2009, courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Corin Sworn; Lens Prism, 2010 (still) courtesy of the artist and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow; Corin Sworn, Endless Renovation, 2010 (detail) photo by Malcolm Cochrane, Courtesy of the artist and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow. Portrait of Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn and Hayley Tompkins by Alan Dimmick. 

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