Graham Fagen exhibition lunchtime talk 2

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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF


27 Aug 2014
13:00 - 13:30



Left: ‘Tree of Personal Effort’, The Magazine, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Courtesy Archives and Collections Centre, The Glasgow School of Art.
Right: 'Scheme for Consciousness', Graham Fagen, 2014, courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery

Graham Fagen exhibition lunchtime talk 2

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Graham Fagen exhibition Lunchtime Talk:
Prof Johnny Rodger

Wed 27 August 2014, 13:00-13:30
Reid Gallery, Reid Building,The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF

Free Admission, no booking necessary

Professor Johnny Rodger talks about Graham Fagen’s GENERATION project at The Glasgow School of Art.

Are All these Teeth Solid? - Graham Fagen and Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is full of tension and contradiction. Take the cult of the flower and the bulk of the building: it certainly seems easier to inhabit one than the other. Graham Fagen’s meditation on Mackintosh’s work shows a similar delicate but robust consciousness of his environment: personal but political, alive and inert. In this exhibition we’re invited to contemplate the metamorphoses of flowers into skulls and teeth, and housing schemes into hands and faces. Does it plant the seed for a new consciousness of Mackintosh’s spaces?

‘Cabbages in an Orchard; The formers and forms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Graham Fagen’ is a body of new work by Fagen especially for The Glasgow School of Art. It takes its inspiration from ‘The Magazine’, a DIY publication Mackintosh and his contemporaries made whilst students at GSA. 

GENERATION is a programme across Scotland led by National Galleries and Glasgow Life, aiming to tell the story of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland, to a local and visiting audience for the Commonwealth Games. GSA is part of this programme with this project.

The exhibition is supported by Creative Scotland GENERATION Associate Partners Fund, Glasgow City Council and The Glasgow School of Art. The publication ‘Cabbages in an Orchard’ is supported by The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

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