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Nam June Paik Award 2014


This year's Nam June Paik award exhibition is opening on Sunday 28th September at Kunstmuseen Krefeld in Germany, and we'll be showing a number of recent works alongside works by the other shortlisted artists: Camille Henrot; Cory Arcangel; Ulf Aminde and Céline Berger.

The exhibition runs until February 15th 2015 and you can find out more information here and at http://www.namjunepaikaward.de

Do come and take a look if you can and please share this with anyone you think might be interested and in the area during the exhibition run.

Here | The Line 2014


Our roadsign, Here is going to be part of The Line sculpture trail due to open later in 2014.  The sign will be just where The Meridian crosses the Thames Path and will be pointing North.  The whole project and line up of artists has been announced on 11th July 2014 and you can find out all about the sculpture trail and our part in it through the following links:

About The Line: http://the-line.org/
About Here: http://thomson-craighead.net/docs/roadsign.html

Also: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/new-sculpture-trail-the-line-to-appear-along-east-londons-waterways-9599797.html

Micromégas Powers of 10, Orkney


Our woodblock print and poster Voyager (Micromégas) is part of an exhibition of limited edition prints opening tonight at the fabulous Pier Arts Centre in Stromness on Orkney.

MICROMEGAS > POWERS OF 10 - 58°57’53”N - 3°17’45”W brings together works by Pavel Büchler, Dora Garcia, Jonathan Monk, Scott Myles, Thomson & Craighead, Marco Stout, Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, a text by Mark Dorrian along with books and print-works published by Orkney based Hansel Cooperative Press and Brae Editions.

Mircromegas explores ideas relating to perceptions of scale, philosophical & scientific thought and human foible. Referencing Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design's unique Artists’ Books Collection Dundee (abcD), the exhibition investigates notions of portability, reproduction, distribution and presentation and the potential for artist’s book in contemporary art and curatorial practice.

http://www.pierartscentre.com/current-upcoming-exhibition/6/6/2014/micromegas-powers-of-10

So if you're on Orkney for the summer solstice why not pop in!!!

net.art Painters and Poets


Our artwork Beacon is part of this exhibition opening TONIGHT at the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana.  The exhibition runs until 31st August and is curated by Vuk Ćosić & Alenka Gregorič.  Lots of people who were making artworks online in the nineties are included. More information here:

mgml.si/en/city-art-gallery/future-exhibitions/net-art-painters-and-poets/



//THE_ART_OF_DATA

We are showing the projected version of our work BEACON in this group exhibition just opened in Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.  The Art of Data is curated by Steven Sacks and includes work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, John F. Simon and Addie Wagenknecht among others.  The show runs through to 6th July.  More info here:

http://www.bmoca.org/2014/04/the_art_of_data/

Review of Flat Earth | Marc Garrett



Marc Garrett at Furtherfield has written a review of our monograph Flat Earth recently published by Dundee Contemporary Arts and MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen to accompany recent solo exhibitions at both venues.

The book is in both German and English and includes essays by Clive Gillman and Sarah Cook and an interview between ourselves and Steve Rushton.  You can read the review here:

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/review-thomson-craighead's-book-flat-earth

You can order copies of the publication here:

http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/editions-and-publications/flat-earth.html

HELLO WORLD | SHREWSBURY

Our new work Hello World will be switched on this week in advance of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's grand re-opening.  We have been asked to make this unorthodox timepiece as part of a massive refurbishment of the the museum, which includes a number of other commissions and a new gallery dedicated to Frank Cohen's contemporary art collection.  Our work will be in the courtyard space (where the cafe is) for the next five years and it will perpetually display the current world population as decorative totem.

More info about Hello World can be found here:
http://thomson-craighead.net/docs/helloworld.html