Cathedral of Shit

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Posts Tagged ‘The Modern Institute’

Phew.

Posted by cathedralofshit on October 1, 2010

Apparently there’s nowhere to buy magazines in Glasgow. Stop! Don’t move to London just yet! There’s THIS.

Apparently they’ve also got the internet up there now.

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Oh Flower of Scotland….

Posted by cathedralofshit on April 20, 2010

So, we made it up to Glasgow in our specially-rented veal cattle transporter art bus, picked up a special press pack and thought “fuck it” and went to Edinburgh instead. What a lovely city.

We heard that all was as expected. In art news, Jim Lambie made some shiny brightly-coloured stuff, some students nailed some angular forms together, CCA is still a bit of a lame duck and Douglas Gordon’s ’24 Hour Psycho’ is still running at Tramway.
In party news, apparently at the Modern Institute dinner St John gave their menu a Glasgow twist by deep frying each course and only serving a choice of Buckfast or Tennants, Kitty Anderson got drunk, the Modern Institute all got drunk, Optimo played a record 83 times over 3 days, and the police attended (a couple of times, but not for Kitty).

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(Scottish) Arts Council Watch…

Posted by cathedralofshit on March 28, 2010

Must be nice being a commercial gallery in Scotland.. cheap rents and some nice hand outs from the Scottish Government. Whilst government funded galleries struggle to pay rents and staff, The Modern Institute – who represent such artists as Urs Fischer, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Reyle and Katja Strunz – are receiving grants to attend art fairs.
We also look forward to seeing their ‘dynamic’ website that has been awarded £10,497 – what a wonderful resource for the people of Scotland and beyond.

Some highlights from 2009:

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Limited
£10,000.00 Towards the cost of appointing a Development Manager to assist the organisation in its strategic development.

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Limited
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of supporting commercial contemporary art galleries to research and develop new international markets.

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Ltd
£17,500.00 Towards the cost of 2 key
international Art Fairs – Liste and Frieze.

Mary Mary Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of supporting
commercial contemporary art galleries to research and develop new international markets.

Mary Mary Gallery
£17,530.00 Towards the cost of attending a series of art fairs both in the UK and internationally.

Toby Webster Ltd
£15,000.00 Towards the cost of a gallery presentation at four International Art Fairs.

Toby Webster Ltd
£10,497.00 Towards creating a dynamic website with full access to the Modern Institute’s archive of exhibitions, artists and projects.

Toby Webster Ltd
£6,000.00 Towards the cost of a series of publications by early career artists, Andrew Kerr and Hayley Tompkins.

Ingleby Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of the gallery’s attendance at Frieze Art Fair, London in October 2009.

Ingleby Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of a book to support and celebrate a new body of work by Callum Innes.

Doggerfisher
£5,000.00 Towards the cost of funding the research and development of a new 126mm film by Nashashibi / Skaer.

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