Sympathetic Magick, Ruth Ewan


  • 11.30 – 13.00

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Ruth Ewan is an artist based in Glasgow. Her work stems from context-specific research and close collaborations resulting in a wide variety of forms including events, installations, text and print. Ewan’s research is concerned with the dissemination of radical, political ideas whether through performance, music, botany, children’s education or more prosaic means such as timekeeping.

Ruth has previously exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Tate Britain, the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, the Collective Gallery Edinburgh, Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Dundee Contemporary Arts, CAAC Seville, the ICA London and Studio Voltaire. Her work was included in the Edinburgh Art Festival (2018); São Paulo Biennial (2016); Folkestone Triennial (2011); Art Sheffield (2010); New Museum Triennial, New York; Tate Triennial, London (2009) and East International, Norwich (2006). She is represented by Rob Tufnell, London/Cologne.

Through the presentation of select projects including The Darks (Tate Britain, 2014-18), Twenty-nine Thousand Nights; A Communist Life (Bookworks, 2017) and her recent commission for Edinburgh Art Festival, Sympathetic Magick (2018), Ruth will discuss her approach to developing projects with and for a broad range of sites including archives, museums and different forms of public spaces.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Part of the School of Art Friday Lecture Series 2018.