There’s been plenty for new BALTIC director to celebrate in 2015, from bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow while head of Tramway, to becoming the Gateshead venue’s first female director. Sarah Munro reflects on a “rollercoaster” of a year and a new job that makes her “tingle with excitement”.
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Situated on a rubble-strewn plot opposite Glasgow’s Tramway, Pollokshields Playhouse is opening its gates for film screenings in a shipping container, storytelling and soup made over an open fire. Richard Taylor visits the Albert Drive site to hear more about this community project.
The Turner Prize is no stranger to cries of ‘Is it art?’, but this year even those who live and breath contemporary art have been sceptical about awarding the £25,000 prize to the architecture collective, Assemble. Chris Sharratt welcomes the question.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize, announced at Tramway in Glasgow, is the architecture collective Assemble.
In a piece originally published by The Conversation, artist and 1997 Turner Prize nominee Christine Borland, professor of art at Northumbria University, argues that the prize needs to transcend its own ‘structures of power’ and instead find a way for the art itself to be centre stage.
This year’s Turner Prize exhibition features work by Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers, and is showing in Scotland for the first time in its 31-year history. Chris Sharratt reports from Glasgow.