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“Art, this profound passion that has been a cover for so many years, was the Pole Star of all my life”  
Raoul Reynolds  

This first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Raoul Reynolds (1882-1969) traces the career of a highly idiosyncratic character whose long life and work reflected a period of immense social and historical change.

The exhibition presents a set of works from the early 1900s until his death in 1969 which display the influence of a wide range of 20th century art movements, while, at the same time, revealing how Reynolds’ practice was very much shaped by his own mysterious life.
Raoul Reynolds was a Scottish / French artist. The exhibition, thus, is presented in Glasgow and Marseille on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the twinning of the two cities. The shows will coincide with key moments in both cities’ contemporary arts calendars: Glasgow International Festival and ART-O-RAMA, International Fair of Contemporary Art. 

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow
8-25 April 2016
Glasgow International Festival 2016

La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
26 Aug. - 30 Oct. 2016
La Rentrée de l'art contemporain

The exhibition was made possible with the assistance of the artists Stéphanie Cherpin, Helen de Main, Sandro Della Noce, Guillaume Gattier, Amandine Guruceaga, Benjamin Marianne, James McLardy, Douglas Morland, Philippe Murphy, Bobby Niven, Alys Owen, Emilie Perotto and the poet Guillaume Condello

Curators: Amandine Guruceaga & Francesca Zappia

Partners and sponsors: TANK Art Space, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Fluxus Art Projects, Glasgow City Council, Ville de Marseille, Région Provence Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Hope Scott Trust, Institut français, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Alliance française Glasgow, Art-O-Rama, Marseille Expos.

Jean-Christophe Lett (Marseille)
Albie Clark (Glasgow)

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