Ian Hamilton Finlay and his creative environment are the topic of other events taking place in 2017.
The Garden at War: Deception, Craft and Reason
8 July – 9 September 2017, Stowe House
An exhibition and symposium (8 July) at Stowe House featuring Finlay’s work alongside contemporary and historic artworks, organised by Aganippe Arts and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Aganippe Arts CIC presents a unique and important opportunity to support the development of the arts in Britain and to provide economic and renewed cultural interest in Stowe House and Gardens. Our exhibition programme The Garden at War; Deception, Craft, and Reason is to be a large and complex installation of historic and contemporary artwork inside the house at Stowe alongside a series of talks from world leading art-historians from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and an important new publication.
Peter Manson Symposium
27-28 October 2017, University of Glasgow
A two-day symposium dedicated to the work of Scottish poet and translator Peter Manson, recent poet-in-resident at Little Sparta and one of the speakers at our Little Sparta event on 15 July 2017.
Over the last twenty-five years, Scottish poet and translator Peter Manson (1969- ) has established himself as one of the foremost exponents of contemporary experimental poetry, as well as a renowned translator of, and advocate for, the work of Stéphane Mallarmé... We could approach Manson’s work through considering his place in contemporary British innovative poetry, via Goldsmith and Dworkin’s anthology of conceptual poetry, in the context of the company of poets here and across the Atlantic whose work he promoted as co-editor of Object Permanance, through an interest in 21st-century permutations of Oulipian constraints, or from the perspective of his formidable engagement with the work of Mallarmé.