Tina Keane's work spans more than four decades and is identified by the theorist Jean Fisher, in her introduction to the book Electronic Shadows: the Art of Tina Keane, as exerting an immeasurable influence and contributing to our understanding of artistic invention and political engagement. We asked Keane to talk to us about her early work, the influences that have developed her practice, and her primary concerns as an artist making work today.
Interview and film by MK PALOMAR.
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint
When we speak of executing something - an article, a work of art, a musical composition - we speak of working towards some kind of resolution, of there being a sequence of events causally related and moving forward in time. Sometimes the end product, in the case of art, will stand on its own without a trace of what went before, as if all moments working up to that point have been washed clean, leaving the work immaculate, but in a way, lifeless.
RSA 181st Annual Exhibition
The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in Edinburgh has got in before the Royal Academy in London with its summer show. The RSA 2007 exhibition powerfully develops the 'Highlands and Islands' theme in contemporary art and sits well within global aspirations and directions.
Joseph Beuys 40th anniversary journey
No journey with Richard Demarco would be complete without reference to Joseph Beuys, an artist whose influence on him remains as vital today as his first encounter with Beuys in 1968 at Documenta 4, Kassel, when they did not speak.
10 Dialogues: Richard Demarco, Scotland And The European Avant Garde
10 Dialogues presents the innovative work of Richard Demarco from the late 1960s to the present day, in bringing European artists to Scotland and his promotion of Scottish artists in Europe
Kerry James Marshall: Along the Way
Finishing its last call on 22 October 2006 was the exhibition entitled 'Along the Way', covering the work of the American artist Kerry James Marshall from Chicago. This excellent show had already been at the Camden Arts Centre in London, followed by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, then to The New Art Gallery Walsall.