A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times, Hunterian Art Gallery, 27 October 2017 – 28 January 2018

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simon starling

Simon Starling, Pictures for an Exhibition 2013-2014
#12 of 36 Constantin Brancusi, Endless Column (1918), Adam & Eve (1916–21), Bird in Space (1926), Three Penguins (1911–12), Socrates (1922) (left to right).

New Hunterian exhibition explores time, in collaboration with The Common Guild

A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times

27 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 Hunterian Art Gallery
Admission free

A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times is the latest in a series of contemporary art displays at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow.

Featuring the work of several leading international artists including Robert Barry, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Hayes, Simon Starling and Corin Sworn, A Synchronology takes it cue from the programme of exhibitions and projects realised by Glasgow-based organisation The Common Guild.

Curated by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Dominic Paterson for The Hunterian, and marking The Common Guild’s 10th anniversary, the exhibition includes a diverse range of works that nonetheless share an interest in temporality: in marking time and in the presence of the past.

In its ten-year existence, The Common Guild has established itself as a leading force in contemporary visual arts in the UK. It curated Scotland’s participation in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, commissioning work by Corin Sworn, Hayley Tompkins and Duncan Campbell, who subsequently won the Turner Prize. TCG has also worked closely with the University of Glasgow to present artist’s talks, symposia and other events. A Synchronology extends this collaboration.

The Hunterian is the nation’s leading university museum and one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets. Its programme of contemporary art exhibitions has featured works by artists such as Ciara Phillips, Raydale Dower, Neil Clements and Catherine Street.

A Synchronology is at the Hunterian Art Gallery from 27 October 2017 until 28 January 2018. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm. Admission is free.

The Hunterian, University Avenue,, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

The Hunterian

The Hunterian is one of the world’s leading University museums and one of Scotland’s greatest cultural assets. Built on Dr William Hunter’s founding bequest, The Hunterian collections include scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin; outstanding Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall; major natural and life sciences holdings; Hunter’s own extensive anatomical teaching collection; one of the world’s greatest numismatic collections and impressive ethnographic objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages.

The Hunterian is also home to one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland and features the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler, the largest single holding of the work of Scottish artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.


The Common Guild

The Common Guild is a visual arts organisation based in Glasgow. It presents a dynamic, international programme of contemporary visual art projects, exhibitions, and events. These include gallery-based exhibitions as well as non-gallery, projects, talks and collaborations, most recently ‘At Twilight: A play for two actors, three musicians, one dancer, eight masks (and a donkey costume)’ by Simon Starling in collaboration with Graham Eatough (2016), ‘The Persistence of Objects’ with Lismore Castle Arts (2015), and ‘Tomorrow is Always Too Long’ a major project with artist Phil Collins in Queen’s Park for Festival 2014.

They are committed to presenting artists’ work in interesting and engaging ways and aim to offer access to world-class contemporary art experiences and discussions. The Common Guild is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation, receiving funding from Creative Scotland.

From 15 September – 26 November 2017 The Common Guild present ‘We are more-dimensional’, an ambitious solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Michael Stumpf, at Viborg Kunsthal for ‘The Sleepover: Rethinking Art Institutions’, which is part of Aarhus 2017.

From 14 October – 17 December 2017 the Common Guild will present ‘Slow Objects’, an exhibition that brings together the work of three outstanding artists whose work explores the relationship between material and process, time and transformation. The exhibition includes a selection of new and recent works by Vanessa Billy (CH), Edith Dekyndt (BE) and Erin Shirreff (CA) three artists seldom seen in the UK. Including video, photography, sculpture and installation, ‘Slow Objects’ examines the way we perceive objects.

Upcoming projects and exhibitions for the year also includes an ongoing project by Belfast-born Glasgow-based artist and writer Maria Fusco entitled ‘Dialecty’ which considers the critical uses of vernacular forms of speaking and writing. The project will include occasional events, a series of commissioned publications and a major new performance.


Glasgow Society of Women Artists at the Lillie Gallery, 7th October - 2nd November 2017
Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh, Mackintosh Festival 2017

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