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
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.
First published: 3 October 2017