Graham Fagen, who represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, works across a range of media to explore relationships between identity and cultural context. For GI, Fagen presents Ping Pong Club, a new body of work at track-side gallery Queens Park Railway Club.
The starting point for this project is an archive collected over 20 years that includes letters, notes, name tags and invitations all bearing Fagen’s name, spelt incorrectly. They come from airlines, football clubs, the BBC and even the Prime Minister of the UK. For Fagen, this archive raises questions beyond simply bureaucratic ineptitude; it touches upon the socio-political and cultural formation of identity, and the relationships between archives and subjectivity, fiction and the law.
Supported by Glasgow International