REWIND: British Video Art in the 70s & 80s
Curated by Cooper Gallery DJCAD, University of Dundee in collaboration with Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and organised in partnership with the British Council, Phase Two of CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland focuses on the history, development and current conditions of artists’ moving image works to further explore the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture. Phase Two features two major group exhibitions REWIND: British Video Art in the 70s & 80s and >>FFWD: Moving Image from Scotland which will be previewed on Saturday 17 December 2016. Screening events will be held at major contemporary art venues K11 Art Village in Wuhan and the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing.

Photos courtesy of the artists and Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum.

Excavating radical histories encapsulated in seminal British artists’ video works from the 1970s and 80s, REWIND provides an in-depth historical perspective with which to grasp the condition of the ‘contemporary’ as a moving image falling in and out of history. Drawn from the significant national AHRC research project led by scholars at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, the REWIND exhibition in CURRENT features works by pioneering video artists George Barber, David Critchley, Judith Goddard, David Hall, Steven Partridge and Elaine Shemilt.
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