ON/OFF - The evolution(s) of the art discourse in the digital era

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 6.00-8.00pm

ON/OFF is a series of discussions produced and chaired by online-based collective TabloidArtHistoryRead More >

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Artist Talk: Andres Serrano

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 7.00pm

Join us for an artist talk by Andres Serrano at the Royal College of Physicians.

Between 29 November 2018 - 3 March 2019, Stills will be showing a selection of recent photographs from Serrano’s ‘Torture’ series commissioned by socio-political arts organization a/political in 2015.

This talk, which will take place in the Great Hall at the Royal College of Physicians, has been organised to accompany the show, with Serrano flying in from New York to speak in Scotland about his practice for the first time.

The talk will be followed by a book signing in the New Library.

Since the 1980's Andres Serrano's work has sparked debate and raised questions about censorship, taste, public decency and acceptable modes of expression. In 1987 Serrano received international attention for his work 'Piss Christ', a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a tank of the artist’s urine. The work ignited a national debate on the freedom of artistic expression and the public financing of controversial artworks.


Image credit: Dog Position II (Series: Torture), 2015, Andres Serrano. Courtesy of a/political and the artist.

Dog Position II (Series: Torture), 2015, Andres Serrano. Courtesy of a/political

Artist Talk - Takashi Arai

Past Tuesday, 4 August 2015 6.30 - 7.30pm

Please join us for an artist talk with world-leading dagueretypist, Takashi Arai. This talk accompanies Arai's Daily D-Type exhibition at Stills, running until 9 August 2015.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please click the link below to book your place.

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This talk and the accompanying exhibition are in partnership with the ACTINIC Festival, a festival dedicated to alternative, historic and new analogue photo related arts.  For the full festival programme and further information, please click here:

We are extremely grateful to the ACTINIC Festival and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for their assistance in bringing Takashi Arai to Scotland.



Takashi Arai - Self Portrait at My Grandfathers Funeral

Artist talk & Screening: François Bucher

Past Wednesday, 2 March 2011 6.30 PM

Colombian artist François Bucher's documentary Haute Surveillance, currently on show at Stills, reflects on a violent rupture in the everyday life of a classroom when fiction bled into fact. This talk will offer a glimpse into Bucher's wider practice which focuses on  a range of subjects including the geographies of power, the politics of representation and the ethical questions posed by the mediums of cinema and television.

Generously supported by The Goethe Institut Glasgow

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