Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army —


A magnification of the comedic potential of Scotch myth appeared unusually in Roderick Buchanan’s self-identification as the ‘Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army’ performed in 2002 as a clear signal of the absurdity with which he views pretentious national constructions. His ongoing identification of communities, neighbourhoods, teams and individual affiliations and their place in a sometimes-sectarian divided country is unusual for its hard studiousness and wry commentary.

Craig Richardson, Scottish Art since 1960, Page 184

Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army, Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan Biennale curated by Kim Airyung. With no Scottish National Football team to follow in the 2002 World Cup, I made this banner to represent myself in Korea.