Alan Kane: The Trongate Codex (2012)

22 Sep 2012

Book launch and a panel discussion with the artist.

4 - 6pm 
SPACE Project Studio (entry via the passage bu the SPACE front entrance)
Free admission

The Trongate Codex. Alan Kane 2012
The Val D’Oro restaurant Glasgow has been decorated over many years by the proprietor Luigi Corvi with framed black and white copies and ephemera documenting a history of Glasgow and the generations of the Corvi family who have run the establishment. 

The book is a vehicle to record and disseminate an original human local story as well as to effect and illustrate the fluid nature of cultural significance and, in an analogue historic form, mirror questions around who has ownership of culture and history more commonly associated recently with digitally powered networks and communications.

Panel discussion:

To Be With Art is All We Ask
Taking this famous Gilbert & George title as the starting point, the panel will embark on a conversation about the relationships between making, collecting, curating and looking at art.
With Alan Kane, Paul Pieroni (SPACE), Caroline Douglas (Head of Arts Council Collection) and Richard Wentworth

Followed by drinks in the venue.

The Trongate Codex by Alan Kane 2012,
Published by The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.
Full colour, Hardback, 160 pages, 215mm x 170mm
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio
ISBN: 978-0-9533065-5-8

With support from Ancient & Modern, London
Made with the support of The Arts Council of England and the Heritage National Lottery Fund