Cedric Tai

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John Nicol and Cedric Tai

''Indirectly Yours''

This exhibition attempted to subvert the model of the solo show by handing off the installation process to artist John Nicol. In a way, I asked John to create two solo shows that would be represented in a single space. The exhibition further challenged the idea of authorship by featuring paintings created out of other artists' used painting palettes.

Part of the meaning behind this arrangement was the recent change in UK visa laws which made it difficult for recent foreign graduates to stay in the country, putting a strain on artists ability to work on long term projects with one another. I believe that this will have negative ramifications on Glasgow's culture and art scene which prides itself on attracting and retaining international artists.



Moroccan Tile

''Go on Vacation, Rearrange the Furniture''

During my MFA degree show opening at the Glasgow School of Art, I secretly planted small works of art on unsuspecting visitors. Using the artwork composed of tile arrangements to keep their attention, myself and a team of trained volunteers planted small tile pieces on visitors through a process I call reverse pick-pocketing.


Prototype Drawing Benches

"GalGael Drawing Benches Prototype"

This project involved creating a pilot program based on the best attributes of three different institutions while also addressing the transitions going on within those organizations. I attempted to combine: the radical education of the Detroit Institute of Arts (as represented by their drawing in the galleries program), the Glasgow Museum Resource Center's open tours for viewing art and cultural objects , and the inspirational community of GalGael where people share skills with one another.