Posts Tagged ‘Glasgow’

Blueprint for a Bogey

The bogey, the term for a go-cart in Glasgow, has been made across generations by children to drive and play in. Given the DIY character of the bogey and use of scrap materials from old wheels and abandoned pushchairs, the premise of the exhibition, Blueprint for a Bogey, takes the absence of regulations concerning a bogey’s construction or play, to explore concepts surrounding play –[.....]

Ulla von Brandenburg

‘Neue Alte Welt’ (New Old World), an exhibition of Ulla von Brandenburg’s recent works, is on view at The Common Guild, Glasgow till 21 May 2011. Presented across two levels, the exhibition proceeds as a journey where one seems to travel from the perspective of an audience and performer, before entering the backstage. The first room features Chorspiel, a black and white film set in[.....]

Unsettled Objects

Unsettled Objects at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow, reflects on how artists have examined the social and political. The exhibition takes its name from Lothar Baumgarten’s (b. 1944) installation Unsettled Objects, 1968-9. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford which probes the status of the object as it journeys into the museum, and uses the language of the museum to call attention to the ideologies of[.....]

Direct serious action is therefore necessary

“What is the function of art, or the nature of art? If we continue our analogy of the forms art takes as being art’s language one can realize then that a work of art is a kind of proposition presented within the context of art as a comment on art. We can then go further and analyze the types of propositions.” – Art after Philosophy[.....]

Victor Albrow

A solo exhibition of Victor Albrow’s photography is currently on view at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow. On entering the exhibition space, one is immediately drawn to the almost life-size portraits through the odd contrast of figures in a contemporary setting staged so to be reminiscent of Renaissance portrait paintings. While Albrow did not intentionally create parallels with Renaissance portraiture, the similarities and contexts are[.....]