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15 April 2013

Corin Sworn, 'Reaching Up, Around and Through'. MFA, Glasgow School of Art, 2009.
Corin Sworn, 'Reaching Up, Around and Through'. MFA, Glasgow School of Art, 2009. -

The Venice Biennale is an agenda-setting moment, when the most significant trends in art are presented to a huge audience of art lovers, artists, curators, and collectors.

This is Scotland's tenth independent presentation at the biennale. Showcased will be three artists based in Glasgow: watercolour painter Hayley Tompkins, and film-makers Corin Sworn and Duncan Campbell.

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art worked with Corin Sworn in 2012 to produce an exclusive edition, so it's possible to collect the work of this special artist, selected for Venice this year, with Own Art.

Sworn is interested in the way that artefacts can be adapted, borrowed or reconfigured to tell various narratives. Her work often explores the alternate narratives that cultural products might develop through use. Sworn is interested in the hierarchy of attention, the system that orders this and how this might be undermined by the erratic nature of subjective perception.

In the decade since the Scotland pavilion's creation, six artists shown there have gone on to win, or be nominated for, the Turner prize.

The biennale runs from 01 June - 24 November 2013. For more information see the website.

Look out for a future feature on new editions being launched by Glasgow International Festival for 2013.

W: GI Festival Corin Sworn edition available with Own Art

W: Venice Biennale

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