Edward Clydesdale Thomson Bio
wild care tame neglect Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands current
poster club Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
The Society Machine Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo 2016
Static Gravity Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam 2016
Crossing Borders Expanding Frontiers ramfoundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
As the lake said to the boat Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands 2015
Nothin Shakin but the Leaves on the Trees Marabouparken konsthall, Sunsbyberg, Sweden 2015
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain CCA Derry~Londonderry, Lismore Castle Arts St Carthage Hall 2015
Belief and Productivity: A Play in the Forest O&O funding, CBK, Rotterdam current
The Non Urban Garden: tuinen van de 21e eeuw Afdh & Kunstvereniging Diepenheim 2014
iaspis Open House, spring 2014 iaspis, Stockholm 2014
The Distracted Gardener & The Plumbing Subverter Yeo Workshop, Singapore 2013
Late Nights & Early Mornings Kunstraum, London 2013
25 Years Rotterdam City Collection Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2013
Here is always somewhere else Forum Triangulare, Oud-Rekem, Belgium 2013
Abilities Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam 2013
Lost & Found at the Flügelbus Lost & Found, Amsterdam 2013
causa finalis Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam 2012
As if an entrance is over there- Lecturis, Eindhoven 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012
As if an entrance is over there-
Documentation, ‘As if an entrance is over there—‘, monograph, 100 pages, unsewn soft cover with flaps, publisher Lecturis, designer Sandra Kassenaar, 2012

As if an entrance is over there—

As if an entrance is over there— brings together a series of texts, conversations, images and decorative structures thematically focused on the intersection of landscape and the practice of visual artist Edward C Thomson (b. 1982, UK/DK).

The thinking through of recent history has made clear the link between politics and landscape, and the role artists have played in the production and mediation of this dynamic. In the face of this cultural vista, we continue to be fascinated by depictions of landscape and site, and are drawn into the complexities of the conditions of distance and the lure of travel. As if an entrance is over there— is structured in textually and visually delineated chapters, forming a metaphorical architecture that houses a series of shifting decorative patters and images developed by the artist in collaboration with designer Sandra Kassenaar, alongside a number of existing and newly commissioned texts. The texts illuminate landscape, architecture and art making through the lens of history, the processes, practicalities and potentials of description, the specificity of landscape as a form of cultural and political identity, the phenomenology of the image and the potential of the mode of address of a representation of landscape to move through mediation and engage a viewer. Creating a series of parallel affects, the patterns, images and texts form a publication that is not intended to be a retrospective overview of Thomson’s work, but, rather, is presented to give readers an expanded insight into the concerns and processes of his practice.

Contributors: Ann Bermingham, Frans-Willem Korsten, Philippe Pirotte, Robert Robinson, Edward C Thomson, Sjoerd Westbroek, Jan Verwoert.

'As if an entrance is over there—' is the result of the 2011 Lecturis award at Art Amsterdam.

The book was a winner of the ‘best dutch book designs 2012’

You can order the book online at Lecturis books

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A video from ideabooks showing the contents of the book can be found here:

Download As if an entrance is over there in PDF.

Rijksakademie Open 2012 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdamm 2012
The research and destroy department of the Black Mountain College W139, Amsterdam 2012
We are rolling galerie-j, Geneva 2012
There was a Country where They were all Thieves Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam 2012
Secret Gardens TENT, Rotterda, 2012
FlowerCASTLE Kasteel Keukenhof Art Foundation, Lisse 2011
Rijksakademie Open 2011 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam 2011
a green thought, in a green shade Art Amsterdam MK Gallery 2011
Prix de Rome 2011 Smart project space, Amsterdam 2011
Borderline Picturesque & the Recounting Prospect Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway 2010
New Graffiti, Old Revolutions MK gallery, Rotterdam 2010
A group show Croxhapox, Ghent 2010
Done to a dead end & the dead or alive sale SD&G, Rotterdam 2010
Edward Clydesdale Thomson SECONDroom, Brussels 2009
A Leopard, Some Monkeys, Numerous Butterflies, Dozens of Peacocks and a Sublime Vista 4th Issue NOWISWERE, Contemporary Art Magazine, London 2009
Open Office for Words ADA, Rotterdam 2009
Imaginary Cinema - Discussion WDW 653, Rotterdam 2009
Residency at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam WDW 653, Rotterdam 2009
Impromptu Affairs DEK 22, Rotterdam 2009
Selbstzweck Private Collection 2008
Residency at Kysten Tromsø Kysten Tromsø 2008
Small Talk with the Janitor Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam 2008
My Travels with Barry, MA Graduation Show Tent, Rotterdamt 2008
Just what is it that makes that thing so different, so appealing? Expodium, Utrecht 2008
Observing Construction NEST, Netherlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi) Rotterdam 2007
This is how it must feel to be there Pakhuismeesteren, Rotterdam 2007