Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Gair Dunlop – Markers for Lothar Baumgarten







Gair Dunlop – Markers for Lothar Baumgarten

An edition of porcelain plant markers.
On one side of the marker is the word BAUM and on the other side the word GARTEN. 
The ceramic markers are frostproof and fully hardy for outdoor use.
Porcelain, 18.5 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm, edition of 50

The work is a 'memento vivae' for the German artist Lothar Baumgarten (Rheinsberg, 1944 – Berlin, 2018). The work of Lothar Baumgarten made a deep impression on Gair Dunlop when he came across his 'Conservatory', 1995, at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, a work using botanical signage in the glasshouses, which marked meetings and observations of first encounters between Europeans and indigenous people.
See for more information on Lothar Baumgarten:
http://www.artnews.com/2018/12/06/lothar-baumgarten-politically-engaged-german-conceptualist-dies-74/

Gair Dunlop is an artist who is based in Fife, Scotland and a senior lecturer and researcher at DJCAD, University of Dundee.

Gair Dunlop works with film, photography, archive material and publication in the widest sense. He has a particular interest in the intersection of art, science and technology in the landscape – both in physical space and in the imagination.
He makes artworks that explore lived Modernism: the New Town, the military airfield, the film archive and the scientific research establishment. The range of projects explores their importance in the possibility of building a sense of social optimism and potential.
His work work has been featured in a wide variety of contexts- including Kassel International Documentary Festival, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Rome Media Art festival, Wellcome Trust and recently in a team throughout the Blakeney area of Norfolk. See www.soundingcoastalchange.org
Online collaborations with Dan Norton (ablab) are still live, and have been BAFTA nominated.
During his artistic career, he has amassed a wide range of working experiences. These include photographer at the Science Museum London, landscape and conservation worker at Highgate Cemetery, and projectionist at the Scala Cinema, Kings Cross.


See for more information on the artist:
http://www.atomtown.org.uk/

The edition is available at Peter Foolen Editions, for orders:
peterfoolen@ziggo.nl
The price is £ 20 each, including tax, excluding postage.

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