20 May 2015
This free event is at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre - Gardens Entrance, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh
Fresh from the opening of his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, artist Graham Fagen will talk about the exhibition and the development of his work. Since 2002, the Scotland + Venice Partnership, consisting of Creative Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and the British Council, have been working together to present some of the most important Scottish artists at the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious contemporary art platform in the world. Hospitalfield’s proposal to work with Graham Fagen was selected by the partnership to represent Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale. The ambition of Fagen’s work and the complexity of his vocabulary position him as one of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. The constructed nature of history and the myths and fictions that form contemporary identity have become his focus in recent years. He draws on a fascination for poetry, specific musical forms, and theatrical artifice in order to focus on ideas of the national, social and political.
No booking required: free, unticketed.