Night at the Museum:
Carlo McCormick in conversation with Swoon
19:00-20:30, free entry
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, AB10 1JQ
If you are interested in attending the event, it is recommended that you reserve your spot. By reserving now, you are guaranteed a place and can have peace of mind knowing you are all set. Nevertheless, a ticket is not required to attend, and we’ll make every effort to squeeze you in. We hope to see you there.
To launch the festival, join us for a Night at the Museum on June 8th with world-renowned festival artist Swoon in conversation with cultural critic Carlo McCormick. Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art. Drawing on both realistic and fantastical elements, she has been transforming the world with her immersive installations, wheatpaste portraits, and community-based social justice projects for over two decades, and more recently, through film and animation. While her work has adorned the walls of more classical institutions—including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Tate Modern—Curry’s overarching aim is always to create accessible art that transports audiences while simultaneously shedding light on pressing social and environmental issues.