Interview with Ryan Kearney: The Club’s Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked)
The Club’s Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked), currently on show at Recent Activity in Digbeth, retraces the demolished past venues of Birmingham’s The Nightingale Club, the city’s longest-running queer space. In collaboration with those who attended its three preceding venues, Ryan Kearney and Intervention Architecture map these spaces from recollections, replacing absent photographs and creating an archival presence.
We talked to Ryan about the exhibition.
Grand Union celebrates Jamie Crewe receiving £10,000 Turner Bursary
Grand Union is celebrating artist Jamie Crewe’s selection for a Turner Bursary, having been nominated for their sister exhibitions: ‘Love & Solidarity’ and ‘Solidarity & Love’ at Grand Union, Birmingham, and Humber Street Gallery, Hull. Earlier in the year Tate announced that it would award one-off bursaries of £10,000 to 10 artists in place of this year’s Turner Prize, as a way to support a large selection of artists through this precarious and uncertain time.
Do galleries ever ask us what we want to see?
Grand Union’s Collaborative Programme Curator, Jo Capper, is featured in The White Pube’s latest text Do galleries ever ask us what we want to see? – via The White Pube