Maria†Maria†.doxc Publication Launch
Friday 22 May 2015
6.30 – 8pm
Foyer at Glasgow Sculpture Studios
TWB, 2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow
FREE, no booking required
Maria†Maria†.doxc is a book documenting a two-year online conversation between Maria Toumazou and Marysia Gacek consisting of a visual collection of different materials (photographs, notes, and miscellaneous references). The photographic and literary components of Maria†Maria†.doxc are interwoven into a dialogue, with the becoming a record of a series of connections, hyperaware observations, and faith in another artist’s line of thought parallel with the universal alignment. Maria†Maria†.doxc is accompanied by a specially commissioned text by John Ryan.
MARIA†. editions is an independent publisher founded by Marysia Gacek and Maria Toumazou in 2014. Based in Nicosia and New York, MARIA†. editions is devoted to producing digital and printed matter, providing a platform for new artworks, collaborations, research, writing, and exhibitions, dissolving any distinctions between them.
Marysia Gacek is currently the recipient of our MFA Graduate Fellowship. A solo exhibition of her work will be presented at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from 11 July – 5 September 2015.
The 2014 Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl. http://culture.pl/en
Marysia Gacek (b. 1986, Nowy Targ) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and has exhibited at ZK/U, the Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin; Govanhill Baths, Glasgow; Nurture Art, New York; Terminal Projects, NewYork; Unosunove, Rome; Unosolo Project Room, Milan; PS122 Gallery, New York. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow and Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia.
Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Cy) completed a BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, where she was awarded the Nicholas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Scholarship in 2011. In 2014 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Alongside to her practice she runs Neoterismoi Toumazou, an exhibition space in Cyprus.
John Ryan is currently completing an MFA in The Glasgow School of Art and during his study he participated in an exchange in The Stadelschule in Frankfurt, studying in the class of Professor Douglas Gordon. In 2012 he co-founded, with artist Tom Watt, The Resort Projects (a series of offsite residences experimenting with new methods of art making, communal living and friendship in remote locations). In 2014 he was featured in the publications Prismatic Ecology: EcoTheory Beyond Green (Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, University of Minnesota Press) and Weaponising Speculation (Punctum Books, New York).