2020 — 30
PEOPLE HAVE COME is an artist talk by Jamie Crewe accompanying their solo exhibition Jamie Crewe: Ashley at LUX
Jamie Crewe presents a recorded artist’s talk in which they discuss a technique that recurs throughout their practice. They have named the technique PEOPLE HAVE COME, and it describes courting and avoiding publicness. For certain kinds of people the desire to be seen, recognised, and understood is as powerful as the urge to hide, be illegible, and repel investigation. In reference to Ashley, as well as to other works and experiences, this talk traces eruptions of this ambivalent seam in Jamie’s life and practice. PEOPLE HAVE COME will be available online on the LUX website for the duration of the show.
PEOPLE HAVE COME will be available to view on the LUX website from 3 Dec 2020 – 30 Jan 2021
Jamie Crewe’s solo exhibition Ashley runs 3 Dec 2020 – 30 Jan 2021 at LUX. Book your visit here
Supported by On & For Production and Distribution, an initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They grew up in the Peak District and are now settled in Glasgow.
They have presented several solo exhibitions: Solidarity & Love, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity, Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner, Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing, Transmission, Glasgow (2016). Their work has also been presented as part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); as part of the KW Production Series at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); as part of the Glasgow International 2018 Director’s Programme in the group show Cellular World at GoMA, Glasgow; and as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow.
In 2020 they were awarded one of ten Turner Bursaries on the basis of their sister exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, and Grand Union, Birmingham. In 2021/22 they will be part of British Art Show 9, which will tour Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Aberdeen, and Manchester.
The Margaret Tait Award is Scotland's most prestigious moving image prize for artists, inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918–99).