15 March 2018
For a new solo exhibition from Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey, co-commissioned and co-curated by Glasgow International and Tramway, the artist has taken inspiration from a small statuette of the biblical figure of Job on display in the Wellcome Collection in London. In the galleries, Leckey scales up the statue to gigantic proportions, standing seven feet tall, and converts the figure into a 7.1 surround sound audio system. This exhibition has been made possible due to the generous support of the Wellcome Collection, London, and the Henry Moore Foundation.
In Dark Continents: SEMIRAMIS Tai Shani creates a large-scale immersive installation that also functions as a site for performance. The work is an experimental adaptation of Christine de Pizan’s 1405 proto feminist text The Book of the City of Ladies. This work is Co-commissioned by Glasgow International and The Tetley, Leeds; with support from Arts Council England and the Henry Moore Foundation.
The continent of Europe is moving towards Africa at the rate of approximately 2cm per year – eventually it will slide underneath entirely. Paris based Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga takes this fact as a starting point for a new multi-faceted installation at Tramway, Soft Measures. This work is commissioned by Glasgow International, Supported by Canada House, Institut Français’ Fluxus Programme, Fyfe Glenrock and the Henry Moore Foundation.
More details of Tramway’s April to August season will be announced this month. Watch this space for all the news.
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