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Nicolaus Schafhausen

The Trade Halls of Glasgow, 85 Glassford St, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1UH

17 April 2008

‘Detours’ is a series of talks introducing views from elsewhere by leaders in the visual arts. Speakers discuss the relationship between practice and context: how institutions and professional practice develop in response to specific situations, both geographic and cultural.

As part of the 'Detours' series, The Common Guild presented Nicolaus Schafhausen has been Director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, since 2006. In June 2005, he was appointed Founding Director of the European Kunsthalle in Cologne for two years, a project that explores models for a potential institution for contemporary art.

The Trades Hall of Glasgow was designed by Robert Adam in 1791 — 94. The medieval cathedral aside, it is the building is the oldest in Glasgow still in regular use for its original purpose.

'Detours' is a collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art.