Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Reading Lists/// 'Someone a long time ago, now.' artist Hugo Canoilas

To coincide with Someone a long time ago, now. at Cooper Gallery, March - April 2015, we asked exhibiting artist Hugo Canoilas to share with us ‘suggested reading’ of essays or publications that expand upon ideas related to his practice.

Reading Corner, Cooper Gallery, 2015. Photo: Ross Fraser McLean

Below is Hugo Canoilas' suggested reading...

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet, translation by Richard Zenith, Penguin Classics, 2002.

Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell, Penguin 60s Classics, Penguin, 1995.

Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano, Penguin Modern Classics, introduction by Michael Schmidt, Penguin 1995.

Jean-Paul Sartre, Between Existentialism and Marxism, Radical Thinkers, Verso 2008.

Albert Camus, The Outsider, Penguin Modern Classics, translation by Sandra Smith, Penguin 2013.

Søren Kierkegaard, In Vino Veritas, first published 1845, published in Portuguese by Antígona ,2005.

Richard Kempton, Provo: Amsterdam's Anarchist Revolt, published by AUTONOMEDIA, 2007.

de Waly Salomão , Me Segura Qu’Eu Vou Dar Um Troço, 1972.

More about the artist:

Hugo Canoilas is a Portuguese artist based in Vienna. Canoilas obtained his MA from Royal College of Art London in 2006, prior to this he studied at Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. Canoilas has received international recognition for his art work since 2005 and has been featured at major international spaces including the highly celebrated 30th Sao Paulo Biennial in 2012.

Solo presentations of his work include A painting is getting its kicks, 1M3, Lausanne (2010), Endless Killing, curated by Chus Martinez at Huarte Contemporary Art Center, Spain (2008) and 10 reasons to be a member curated by Tobi Maier at the Franfurter Kunstverein (2007). Canoilas has also exhibited in international group exhibitions at major venues, most recently When elephants come marching in curated by Mark Kremer at De Appel, Amsterdam and Performance Proletarians organised by Lili Renaud Dewar and Benjamin Valenza at Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble and prior to this, exhibitions at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, and the Institute for Contemporary Art, London among others. Canoilas has received widespread recognition for his work in major publications such as Art Review magazine, Guardian, Observer, Frieze, Metropolis M and FlashArt. Canoilas has been awarded major public art commissions in Portugal and has participated in a number of international residencies, most recently at IASPIS in Stockholm in 2013. As part of his art practice Canoilas has contributed to a number of publications including a recently published intervention in Art Review Magazine. Canoilas is represented by Workplace Gallery (Gateshead/London), Galeria Quadrado Azul (Porto/Lisbon), Gallery Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg) and Galeria Collicaligreggi (Catania).

For more information about Canoilas' work please see:

No comments:

Post a Comment