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Kapwani Kiwanga: Soft Measures

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Kapwani Kiwanga: Soft Measures


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Every day from 20th Apr 2018 until 17th Jun 2018 excluding 21st May 2018, 14th May 2018, 4th Jun 2018, 28th May 2018, 11th Jun 2018
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Part of Glasgow International 2018

20 April – 17 June

Tue – Fri 12 noon-5pm
Sat & Sun 12 noon-6pm

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. Through new sculptural works Kiwanga suggests speculative fictions that stretch through a perspective of deep geological time.

The placement of curtains will suggest the meeting of tectonic planes, whilst additional elements incorporating rocks and matter will further probe the thematic currents underlying the work. Kiwanga has conceived the exhibition as a narrative ordered in three acts occupying the space. In this way the artworks become protagonists that operate as tectonic plates, independent but moving along one another – pushing closer or pulling away.

The exhibition will be accompanied by discussions and events devised in collaboration with the artist, offering opportunities for visitors to further expand on the themes it raises.

Commissioned by Glasgow International. 

Supported by Canada House, Institut Français’ Fluxus Programme, Fyfe Glenrock and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Image: Kapwani Kiwanga, Afrogalactica (2016). Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Jerome Poggi



Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

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