Café des Artistes No. 1 on Ian Hamilton Finlay





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Published on May 19, 2014

Café des Artistes No.1: Ian Hamilton Finlay
with Prof Andrew Patrizio and Dr Greg Thomas.

An introduction by Prof Neil Cox is followed by an overview of Finlay's work by Andrew Patrizio and a discussion of a recurring metaphor in Finlay's work by Greg Thomas, and finally questions from the audience.

Tuesday 2 December 2013
Duration 1:02:04
Audio Editing- April White at Epilogue
Video Editing- Denisa Tomkova, ARTIST ROOMS Research Partnership

Andrew Patrizio holds the Chair of Scottish Visual Culture in History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art / Edinburgh University. From 2011-13 he was Director of the ARTIST ROOMS Research Partnership and has taught, researched and curated the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, amongst many other Scottish artists, since the late 1980s. Prior to his move to Edinburgh in 1997 (to take up the position as Director of Research at ECA) he was a curator at Hayward Gallery, London and Glasgow Museums.

Greg Thomas is a tutor in English Literature at Edinburgh University, where he recently completed a PhD on concrete poetry in England and Scotland, focusing on the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edwin Morgan, Dom Sylvester Houédard and Bob Cobbing. He has published various articles and book chapters on this subject, and last year he curated the concrete poetry exhibition Beauty Happiness and Play at the Scottish Poetry Library.


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