Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Jacob Dahlgren: 'Game Changer' Collective at Meadowbank Sport Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Image: Jacob Dahlgren Heaven is a place on Earth, 2013 Digital Weighing Scales, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Game Changer

Rachel Adams

Jacob Dahlgren

Nilbar Güreş

Haroon Mirza

1st August - 1st September
Collective at Meadowbank Sports Centre
139-143 London Road, EH7 6AE
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm
Free admission

Game Changer is a group exhibition presented at Meadowbank Sports Centre, which brings together artists whose work considers materials, space, movement, physicality and body image.
The exhibition includes new and existing work, site-specifically installed in Meadowbank Sports Centre. Included in the exhibition is; a new sculptural installation by Rachel Adams, a remade version of Heaven is a place on Earth by Jacob Dahlgren, Nilbar Güreş will exhibit her 2009 series of photographs Unknown Sports and with Haroon Mirza's 2013 work Sitting In a Chamber.
Meadowbank Stadium was the main sporting venue in Edinburgh during the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Over the next two years  Collective will place work by contemporary artists into sporting venues which were built for which will place contemporary artists in existing sporting venues built or used for the Edinburgh 1970/86 Commonwealth Games and in venues to be used in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Entitled All Sided Games, this series of events will invite audiences to consider the relationships between participants and spectators, winners and losers and private and public spaces.


Rachel Adams was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Recent solo-exhibitions include: Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow; Suburban Mystic, Lombard Method, Birmingham (2013); Posturing, part of The Sculpture Show, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; and Refurnished, Galerie DeExpeditie, Amsterdam (2012). Recent group-exhibitions include: Costume: Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow; Title, Newbridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Jesmonite on Paper, Malgras/Naudet, Manchester (2013). Adams' work is also currently featured in Artangel's Open 100.
Jacob Dahlgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He has exhibited widely and represented Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Solo-exhibitions include: From art to life to art, Galleri Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm; Work as Method, project for Austrian Chamber of Labour, Vienna (2013); Forward, Back, Right, Left, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2009); and Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York (2006). Recent group-exhibitions include: Kiasma’s 15th anniversary exhibition, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Double Illums Bolighus, Illums Bolighus, Copenhagen; Baltic Sea Record 2013, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany (2013).
Nilbar Güreş was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Recent solo-exhibitions include: Nilbar Wien-Na, Gallery Martin Janda, Vienna; Open Phone Booth, Gallery Rampa Istanbul (2013); and Undressing, MQ, Vienna (2011). Her work has been shown in various group-exhibitions and festivals including What is Waiting Out There, 6th Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2010); Where Do We Go From Here?, Secession Vienna, Vienna (2010), What Keeps Human Kind Alive, 11th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009) and the travelling exhibition entitled Tactics of Invisibility, which was previously exhibited at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (2010) and at Tanas, Berlin (2010-2011) and at Arter, Istanbul (2011).
Haroon Mirza was born in London, where he studied Design Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College and Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Bristol. Recent solo-exhibition include Haroon Mirza at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield; o/o/o/o/, Lisson Gallery, London (2013); and Preoccupied Waveforms, The New Museum, New York (2012). His work and performances have been widely shown in group-exhibitions including Ruins in Reverse, Tate Modern, London (2013), The British Art Show 7 and Performa 11 (2011). He was recently awarded the DAIWA Foundation Art Prize, the Silver Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale and in 2010, The Northern Art Prize.