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'A Synchronology: the contemporary and other times'

Robert Barry, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Hayes, Simon Starling, Corin Sworn and others

Hunterian Art Gallery, 82 Hillhead Street, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

27 October 2017 - 28 January 2018

Curated by Dr Dominic Paterson for the the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery, ‘A Synchronology’ is a new exhibition marking The Common Guild's 10th anniversary. Taking its cue from the programme of exhibitions and projects we have realised since coming into being in 2007, the exhibition features several leading international artists and includes a diverse range of works that nonetheless share an interest in temporality: in marking time and in the presence of the past.

In our ten-year existence, The Common Guild has established itself as a leading force in contemporary visual arts in the UK. We 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. The Common Guild has also worked closely with the University of Glasgow to present artist’s talks, symposia and other events, and ‘A Synchronology’ extends this collaboration.

The exhibition includes works by Robert Barry, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Hayes, Simon Starling and Corin Sworn (among others).

Simon Starling, 'Pictures for an Exhibition' 2013-2014. #12 of 36 Constantin Brancusi, Endless Column (1918), Adam & Eve (1916–21), Bird in Space (1926), Three Penguins (1911–12), Socrates (1922) (left to right).
Courtesy the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

In collaboration with The Hunterian


Exhibition open:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am–5pm
Sundays 11am-4pm
Closed Mondays