THE KING´S PEACE - REALISM AND WAR
STILLS GALLERY, EDINBURGH
Curator of the Kings Peace is Kirsten Lloyd and Owen Logan.
Kirsten Lloyd is an independent curator and an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh where she is also a Teaching Fellow. Her research examines the turn towards documentary modes in contemporary art, linking it to the demand for the circulation of social knowledge and the increasingly urgent questions of representation and realism in the twenty-first century. Her most recent curatorial project was Social Documents (2010–13), a trilogy of exhibitions examining artists’ mediation of social, political and economic realities. The programme concluded in 2013 with ECONOMY, co-curated with Angela Dimitrakaki and presented at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow) and Stills (Edinburgh). The associated book ECONOMY: Art, Production and the Subject in the 21st Century is published by Liverpool University Press (2015).
Owen Logan is a researcher and photographer. He is also a contributing editor to the independent arts magazine Variant and a research fellow in the field of socio-economics at the University of Aberdeen. He lives and works in Edinburgh and Toulon. His recent book, co-edited with John Andrew McNeish, Flammable Societies: Studies on the Socio-economics of Oil and Gas was published by Pluto Press in 2012.