projects & events
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Dialogue of Hands will be an outdoor sculpture park for children and adults, located on the open air elevated East Gymnasium of the iconic 1964 building that forms part of the campus of City of Glasgow College. The exhibition, part of the Supported Programme of Glasgow International 2012, will be an immersive sensory environment, with an emphasis on real time audience participation and attracting families with children. The East Gymnasium, which despite its city centre location, is hidden from view and previously unused, will be landscaped in homage to the 1960s environments of Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica, using natural materials and plants, as in Oiticica's seminal participation project Eden (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1969). The exhibition will also reference Palle Nielsen's famous Model for a Qualitative Society (Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1968) which similarly explored the boundaries between art/play, control/freedom and adulthood/childhood.
Dialogue of Hands is named after a collaborative work by Helio Oiticica and fellow Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, in which one of each artist’s hands were joined together within the loop of a paper moebius strip. The title reflects Oiticica’s belief that the viewer who fully participated in his work was joining a critical experiment in the exercise of freedom. The four artists selected to participate in this group exhibition, Chris Johanson (USA), Camilla Løw (Norway), Mary Redmond (UK) and Corin Sworn (Canada/UK), will make sculptural works designed to be played with by all in an outdoor environment.
20th April - 7th May 2012
East Gymnasium, City of Glasgow College, City Campus,
North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2BP
Contact telephone: 0141 566 6222
Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-7pm
Place of Birth: Born 1968, San Jose, California.
Now living: Lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon.
Chris Johanson works in a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, film, video, music and writing. He was a very early member of what is now known as the San Francisco Mission School. Johanson’s work has been shown world wide with recent solo exhibitions including This, This, This, That, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, (2011), Backwards Towards Forwards, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, and The sound of energy in space, the space of energy in life, Schunck Glaspaleis, Herleen, Netherlands (both 2010). Group exhibitions include NY Minute Moscow, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, (2011), Moscow75 Years of Looking Forward, 75th Anniversary Show, MOMA, San Francisco, (2010) and New York Minute, Depart Foundation, Rome (2009).
Place of Birth: Born in 1976, Norway
Now living: Lives and works in Oslo.
Camilla Løw's work revisits the disciplined formalism of Russian Constructivism, De Stijl and Minimalism. Although referencing those histories, Løw's work emphasizes the anthropometric qualities of sculpture, suggesting connections between the stable structures of modernist architecture and design and those which are still in motion: the social relationships of inhabitation and response. Løw, who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2001 has had solo shows at the New Art Centre, Salisbury (2010), Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne (2010), Gallery AHO, Oslo (2009), Sutton Lane, London (2008); Dundee Contemporary Arts (2008); Pier Art Centre, Orkney (2008); Elastic Gallery, Malmo (2007); Sutton Lane, Paris (2006) and John Henley Gallery, San Francisco (2005). In 2007 she was awarded the StatoilHydros Art Prize and her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Gimpel Fils, London (2011), Cosar Hmt, Dusseldorf (2011), Carnegie Art Award, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki (2010), Antewrp Museum of Contemporary Art (2009) and Almine Rech, Brussels (2009).
Place of Birth: Born in 1973, Glasgow
Now living: Lives and works in Glasgow.
Mary Redmond works in the medium of sculpture, using a mixture of found objects and raw materials which are altered, shaped, bent, bashed or painted and then meticulously placed together, making it difficult for the viewer to distinguish between the found object and the hand-made sculptured by the artist. These intricately placed pieces play with balance, solidity and space. Redmond graduated from Glasgow School of Art's MFA in 1998. Solo exhibitions have included Dundee Contemporary Arts (2010), Juno and the Stallion, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2005), Galerie Christian Drantman, Brussels (2004) and Alona Kagan Gallery, New York (2003). Recent group exhibitions have included 'Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture', Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2010) and
'I Must Say That At First it Was Difficult Work', Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo (2010). Redmond completed a major public art commission at the Centre for Health and Science, Inverness in 2008.
Place of Birth: Born 1976, London, England.
Now living: Lives and works in Glasgow and Vancouver.
Corin Sworn is interested in the means by which artefacts are borrowed, adapted and reconfigured to tell various stories. Her work often explores the alternate narratives that cultural products might develop through use. Sworn is interested in hierarchies of attention, the systems that order these and how the erratic nature of subjective perception might undermine them. Solo exhibitions including: Art Now at Tate Britain, London, Tramway, Glasgow and Washington Garcia for Glasgow International 2010. Group exhibitions include: Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, (2011) Morality, Witte de With (2010) EASTInternational (2009), Kunsthalle Basel (2009), Participant Inc. New York (2008).