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Edward Allington: things unsaid. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Edward Allington: things unsaid. Exhibition held on 25 October 2019 - 23 February 2020, Henry Moore Institute and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds.

Seeking new ways of 'moving and matching the complexity of the world', Edward Allington (1951-2017) was part of a generation of artists responding to changing aesthetic, social and cultural values at the end of the 1970s. A sculptor, writer and educa... Read More about Edward Allington: things unsaid..

Notes on a periphery. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Notes on a periphery. Exhibition held 4-18 October 2019, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.

An exhibition of recent photography and video work by four artists: Anne Campbell, Sapphire Goss, Lottie Davies and Eugene Schlumberger. Whilst peripheral regions have loomed large in traditional histories of art made in the British group of nations,... Read More about Notes on a periphery..

On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991. (2019)
Book Chapter
BLACKWOOD, J. 2019. On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991. In Leuzzi, L., Shemilt, E. and Partridge, S. (eds.) EWVA: European women's video art in the 70s and 80s. East Barnet: John Libbey Publishing.

Written from our vantage point, the categories of ‘Yugoslavia’ and ‘video art’ are historical. Having grown up in the 1980s with video art as the most contemporary of the new art practices, and with Yugoslavia seemingly a permanent fixture on the map... Read More about On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991..

In between states. [Exhibition] (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
In between states. Exhibition held on 6 June - 6 July 2019, The W OR M, 2019 Look Again Festival, Aberdeen.

An exhibition of contemporary artists, three from North Macedonia, Ana Jovanovska, Ana Lazarenvsk and Ivana Sidzimovska and two from Scotland, Jack Handscome and Izzy Thomson and curated by Jon Blackwood. The exhibition took place in Peacock Visual A... Read More about In between states. [Exhibition].

Duplex 100m2 and contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004-2018. (2019)
Book
BLACKWOOD, J. (ed.) 2019. Duplex 100m2 and contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004-2018. Sarajevo: Editions Riveneuve.

This book is a history of contemporary art in Bosnia-Herzegovina, through exhibitions from 2004 - 2018 in three galleries, Galerija 10m2, Duplex 10m2 and Duplex 100m2.

On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
BLACKWOOD, J. 2019. On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović. Essay produced to accompany the exhibition: 'Mladen Miljanović: Utopian Realism', 8 February - 14 March 2019, Peacock Visual Arts [online], Aberdeen. Available from: https://peacockvisualarts.com/mladen-miljanovic-utopian-realism/

This essay accompanies the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Mladen Miljanovic, a post-conceptual video and performance artist based in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition can be read, in one way, as a mini-retrospective; starting w... Read More about On utopian realism: the art of Mladen Miljanović..