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A new commission from Duncan Campbell will be presented in December 2016. Read more about the upcoming film here.
8 November 2014 – 29 March 2015
Although these histories are located in specific times and geographies they resonate with and inform our present. Extensive research into the subjects through archive material underpins all of the films and the histories Campbell chooses to focus on reflect his interest. Using both archival and filmed material, his films question our reading of the documentary form as a fixed representation of reality, opening up the boundaries between the actual and the imagined, record and interpretation.
His solo exhibition at IMMA comprises four of his major film works: Bernadette (2008) is about unity candidate MP and socialist activist Bernadette Devlin. Make it new John (2009), takes as its subject the American automobile manufacturer John DeLorean, the iconic DMC-12 car he produced, and the West Belfast plant where it was made. Arbeit (2011) is about the German economist Hans Tietmeyer who played a key role in the European monetary union. It for Others (2013), the work which won the Turner Prize, takes Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ 1953 film Les statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die) as a starting point for an examination of cultural imperialism and commodity and includes a performance made in collaboration with the choreographer Michael Clark.
About the Artist
Duncan Campbell completed the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 1998 and a BA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster in 1996. He lives and works in Glasgow. Campbell set up the artist-run radio station 'Radio Tuesday' and has knitted versions of nightclub posters. In 2014 Campell was the recipient of the Turner Prize for his work It for Others. In 2013 Campbell represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale. In 2012 Campbell took part in Manifesta 9, Belgium, and in 2010 he took part in Tracing the Invisible, Gwangju Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Duncan Campbell, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylanvia (2012); Arbeit, HOTEL, London; Make it New John, Artists Space New York (2011) and Chisenhale Gallery, London, touring to Tramway, Glasgow (2009 – 11); The Model, Sligo; Belfast Exposed, Belfast; Bernadette, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; HOTEL, London and Baltic, Gateshead (all 2008–9). Recent group exhibitions include Year of Cooperation, Broadway 1602, New York and Critique & Clinic, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin (2012); British Art Show 7, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham and Hayward Gallery, London (2010).
The exhibition is accompanied by a guide, which is freely available at IMMA reception, or you can click here to download (pdf).
Talks and Events
Falsifying Narratives | Friday 28 November 2014
Artist Conversation | Duncan Campbell | Saturday 31 January 2015
IADT ARC + IMMA | Media Archives in Transition | Maeve Connolly | Thurs 26 Feb 2015
There was an in-depth Campbell profile (1 hour special) on Arts Tonight, RTE Radio 1, which you can listen back to on the RTE player. Following an opening introduction from IMMA Director Sarah Glennie, Vincent Woods then visits Campbell in his studio in Glasgow where he talks in great detail about his practice.
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