The Ignorant Art School | Five Sit-ins Towards Creative Emancipation | Sit-in#1: Ruth Ewan: We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be and It’s Not Too Late to Change

Sophia Hao (Curator), Ruth Ewan (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Abstract

    The first iteration of the exhibition and event programme The Ignorant Art School | Five Sit-ins Towards Creative Emancipation that features new works by internationally celebrated Scottish artist Ruth Ewan.

    Exhibition dates: 2/09/21 → 23/10/21
    Venue: Cooper Gallery

    Indexing Cooper Gallery’s art school context and the political turmoil of the 1790s when a radical movement in Dundee inspired by the French Revolution set up a ‘tree of liberty’ (an ash tree that grew on the site where the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design buildings would be built in the 1950’s) in the city, the exhibition radicalised imagination as a revolutionary act to reveal the power of collective grassroots learning and activism. Featuring a decimal clock especially installed on the public façade of Cooper Gallery, a virtual and physical perpetual Republican Calendar, a lightbox sculpture named Heckle, and an immersive installation How Many Flowers Make the Spring?, Ewan’s exhibition offers us a transcendent moment resonating with dissent and solidarity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDJCAD, University of Dundee
    PublisherCooper Gallery
    Media of outputOther
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Keywords

    • curating
    • contemporary art
    • Art Exhibition
    • public engagement event
    • radical pedagogy
    • art education
    • Social History
    • political history
    • Alternative creative pedagogy

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