Ryan Converses with Robert Montgomery

August 7, 2013

On Tuesday 13 August I’ll have the privilege of talking to the Scottish artist Robert Montgomery as part of the Parley series at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Robert’s work is in the situationist tradition, meaning art that is placed in unexpected public spaces for maximum effect, questioning the language and voice of private commercial interests on public streets.

Even better, the event will take place inside a huge architectural artwork by Krijn de Koning in Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Court!

Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, Montgomery’s new sculptural poem, created in oak and situated on The Mound, will be burnt on the opening day of the festival. This is an opportunity to hear the artist talk about his work for the festival and about his wider practice.

What: Parley: Robert Montgomery in Conversation with Ryan Van Winkle

Where: Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF.

When: Tuesday 13 August, 6-7pm

How Much: FREE, Book tickets


Rachel Maclean and I HEART SCOTLAND on Culture Laser

August 6, 2013

itunes picThis week, I talk with artist Rachel Maclean about her solo show I HEART SCOTLAND at Edinburgh Printmakers, part of Edinburgh Art Festival. Her work slips inside and outside of history and into imagined futures, creating hyper-glowing, artificially saturated visions that are both nauseatingly positive and cheerfully grotesque. She largely works in green-screen composite video and digital print, often installing this alongside props, costumes and related sculpture. We also feature the debut single by brand new Edinburgh band NAKED.