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ON/OFF - The evolution(s) of the art discourse in the digital era
Tuesday, 13 November 2018

ON/OFF is a series of discussions produced and chaired by online-based collective TabloidArtHistory at Stills: Centre for Photography, Edinburgh.

Over the course of three weeks, TabloidArtHistory will receive various internet-based art producers, critics and writers, and explore with them the specificity of their practices, online and offline. ON / OFF seeks to map-out the changes and evolution of the art discourse in the digital era, in conversations entirely led by producers whose work is at the centre of these changes.

Tickets are £6 each or £12 for all three events.


2.11.18/// Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad from The White Pube speak to TabloidArtHistory about art criticism in the digital age, and online art spaces.

The White Pube is the collaborative practise of artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad, under which they write art reviews and essays, as well as produce and curate events and exhibitions. Since 2016, TWP has been posting one review a week, visiting shows around the UK, offer a monthly residency to emerging artists online on their website, and host an online library. Since then, they have extended their practice to art theory, with essays, podcasts episode and youtube videos addressing various aspect of their work, as well as a wide range of topics, from mental health to Love Island.


8.11.18///Samar Ziadat from Dardishi speaks to TabloidArtHistory about social media, advocacy and academia, and contemporary curation.

Samar Ziadat is a curator, educator and activist based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the co-founder of both dardishi.com, an online publication and zine by and for arab women, and dardishi fest, an upcoming art festival about arab women to be held at the CCA, Glasgow. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Ziadat has been an invaluable member of the Scottish art scene since her graduation in 2016.


13.11.18/// Bee Tajudeen from Black Blossoms speaks to TabloidArtHistory about art history online, curation and art production in the digital era.

Bolanle Tajudeen is a writer, curator, and the founder of Black Blossoms, an online space and curatorial project highlighting the voice and art of black women in the UK. Created in 2016, Black Blossoms started with an eponymous exhibition centring on black women experience at the University of The Arts, London. Black Blossoms has grown into a social media platform, continuing its work of highlighting black voices in the arts, and the work of black women artists, as well as organising conferences and film screenings centring on black womanhood.


Image credit © by Bastian Birk Thuesen

ON/OFF TabloidArtHistory
Artist Talk: Andres Serrano
Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Join us for an artist talk by Andres Serrano at the Royal College of Physicians.

Between 29 November 2018 - 3 March 2019, Stills will be showing a selection of recent photographs from Serrano’s ‘Torture’ series commissioned by socio-political arts organization a/political in 2015.

This talk, which will take place in the Great Hall at the Royal College of Physicians, has been organised to accompany the show, with Serrano flying in from New York to speak in Scotland about his practice for the first time.

The talk will be followed by a book signing in the New Library.

Since the 1980's Andres Serrano's work has sparked debate and raised questions about censorship, taste, public decency and acceptable modes of expression. In 1987 Serrano received international attention for his work 'Piss Christ', a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a tank of the artist’s urine. The work ignited a national debate on the freedom of artistic expression and the public financing of controversial artworks.


Image credit: Dog Position II (Series: Torture), 2015, Andres Serrano. Courtesy of a/political and the artist.

Dog Position II (Series: Torture), 2015, Andres Serrano. Courtesy of a/political
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