Tim Rollins and K.O.S

Tim Rollins & KOS event (photo: Rachel Thibbotumunuwe / Courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery)

ArtWorks Scotland was delighted to work with Talbot Rice Gallery to create an event for artists and educators as part of The Black Spot exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Showing for the first time in Scotland, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.  presented an exhibition including new work made during a series of Art  and Knowledge Workshops with young people from Edinburgh and the  Lothians. The exhibition title, The Black Spot, is taken from Robert  Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, and is a summons to artists and  audiences to reinvigorate a belief in the power of art to change lives.

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. members Angel Abreu, Rick Savinon and  Eric  Fernandez, also led a one-day seminar for artists and educators who work  in participatory settings. The seminar was open to artists from all  artforms, and the day explored how the artists' methodology could  potentially apply across disciplines.

ArtWorks Scotland has produced a series of films of the event  including a presentation about the 30 year history of K.O.S, and shorter  excerpts of members of the collective answering questions from  delegates at the seminar. You can watch a short overview of the project  below. The full collection of videos can be found on our Vimeo channel.

In addition, we also commissioned a blog,  inviting practitioners who work or have worked in participatory  settings, but within different artforms, to respond to the Tim Rollins  and K.O.S. working methodology and the wider context within which this  work sits.