Wednesday 5 December 2012

ECONOMY Website Launch: A curatorial project led by the History of Art department at the University of Edinburgh

ECONOMY is a curatorial project realised as a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh's History of Art Department, Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA).
The ECONOMY exhibition will open in January 2013 at Stills (Edinburgh) and CCA(Glasgow).  Today we're launching ECONOMY's unique website to generate constructive public discussion on how the economy impacts upon our lives.  You are invited to respond to short polemics penned by local and international writers, activists, journalists and artists. The Scotsman's columnist Joyce McMillan and writer Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt kick things off with a reflection on the promise of Scottish independence in the context of a competitive global economy and a short story about the demise of the Empire of Europe.  Visit the website to upload your own photographs to the Image Archive, participate in the ongoing debates and consult the material in the Reading Room. 

Follow this link to contribute:

In the 21st century, does the economy provide the ground zero of our sense of self? And what does this experience of a life dominated by economic relations feel or even look like? Presented across two cities and online the ECONOMY project addresses issues that range from climate change, labour conditions, sexuality, migration and the crisis of democracy to the quest for alternative futures. 

David Aronowitsch & Hanna Heilborn / Ursula Biemann / Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz / Jeremy Deller & Mike Figgis / Tracey Emin / Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina & Alexandra Lerman / Andrea Fraser / Claire Fontaine / Christos Georgiou / Melanie Gilligan / Johan Grimonprez / Andreas Gursky / Francesco Jodice / Kai Kaljo / Ernest Larsen & Sherrie Milner / Owen Logan / Rick Lowe / Angela Melitopoulos / Jenny Marketou / Dani Marti / Marge Monko / Tanja Ostojic / Anu Pennanen / Raqs Media Collective / Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini / Martha Rosler / Maria Ruido / Hito Steyerl / Mitra Tabrizian / Nuria Vila & Marcelo Expósito / WochenKlausur / Paolo Woods / Yorgos Zois

Saturday 19 January - Sunday 21 April 2013 / Monday - Sunday / 11am - 6pm / FREE
Preview Friday 18 January 
Saturday 26 January - Sunday 23 March 2013 / Tuesday - Saturday / 11am - 6pm / FREE
Preview Friday 25 January 
Curated by Angela Dimitrakaki and Kirsten Lloyd
ECONOMY is supported by The Association of Art Historians  / The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust / Creative Scotland  / Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V. / Austrian Cultural Forum London / Goethe Institut Glasgow / Finnish Institut in London / Arts Council of Finland / Inigo / City of Edinburgh Council / Glasgow Life / The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust