Curatorial development in Scotland

Marcus Jack

NotCourier; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;">Marcus Jack (b. 1992, Aberdeen, Scotland) MA (Hons) in English Literature and History of Art, University of Glasgow; MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), Glasgow School of Art, is an early-career cultural producer working predominantly with new media forms in a socially conscious manner. Jack’s background in art history informs much of his process, which is deeply steeped in research, critique and dialogue. He believes that curation should aspire to provide a platform for discussion in which art might help facilitate new perspectives. Jack is particularly interested in bringing the socio-economic contexts that surround a project to the fore, something achieved with the ongoing curatorial project TRANSIT [].

TRANSIT is a nomadic programme of artists’ film, screened from the back of a van. A framework for the exhibition of short moving image pieces in non-gallery, outdoor locations, TRANSIT seeks to engage local audiences through a programme developed in response to that locality. Since September 2015 TRANSIT has been staged at the Barras, in an alley abutting Sauchiehall Street, and behind Govanhill Baths, in partnership with The Pipe Factory, CCA Glasgow, and Southside Film Festival respectively. In March 2016, TRANSIT will join Glasgow Short Film Festival’s programme as a multi-sited outdoor screen before touring later in the year.

Past projects include: Pure Radio Sex (The Art School, Glasgow, UK, 2015); The only way to do it is to do it (Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK, 2015); TRANSIT #1: The Economy Experience (The Pipe Factory; CCA, Glasgow, UK, 2015); Michael Barr: ARCK (Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow, UK, 2015); TRANSIT #2: The Lens is a Lyric (Southside Film Festival, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, UK, 2015).

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