Tim Rollins & K.O.S.

Reflections & responses to the Talbot Rice Gallery/Artworks Scotland seminar, Aug 2012


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Tim Rollins and K.O.S. have been working together since 1982 and have developed a unique art-making process that connects creative abilities with education. This is a process that Rollins himself has described as ‘learning by doing’, which supports holistic development through a cross disciplinary approach to art-making. It takes inspiration from music and literature to encompass a studio practice that includes discussion, drawing, painting and sculpture.

On Wednesday 1 August 2012, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. led a one-day seminar for artists and educators who work in participatory settings at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, to coincide with the exhibition The Black Spot. The seminar was open to artists from all art forms, and the hosts were particularly interested in considering, as part of the discussion, how the artists’ methodology can apply across disciplines and in other settings.

Including an exclusive tour of key works from the Talbot Rice Gallery’s exhibition The Black Spot, Rollins and K.O.S.  introduced their practice from its roots in the South Bronx to recent projects and artworks including Treasure Island, a new work completed on site in Talbot Rice Gallery with young people from across the Lothian’s.  The works of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. are now part of prestigious private and public collections across the world including the Museum of Modern Art (New York); The Tate Gallery (London), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich) and The Hirshhorn Museum of Art (Washington D.C)

Recent projects include exhibitions and workshops at Frieze New York 2012; Kunstmuseum Basel and GAMeC, Bergamo 2012.



Written by Johnny

July 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

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  1. […] a 45 min train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh was too good to miss. I couldn’t go to the Tim Rollins & K.O.S workshop on the Wednesday and had a range of comments on it from colleagues and friends. It was fantastic to […]

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