ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Bookmark and Share

Teresa Margolles Exhibition

Date uploaded: April 25, 2012

Teresa Margolles Solo Exhibition
20 April – 30 June 2012
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Road Glasgow G4 9SS
0758 2698 832 (temporary)

Teresa Margolles’ new work has been made exclusively for the new GSS galleries and is co-commissioned with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. It will also feature during Glasgow Science Festival. A specially commissioned text by the critic and curator Jessica Berlanga Taylor accompanies the exhibition. After GI, Margolles will present work at the 2012 Berlin Biennale. She has also been shortlisted for the 2012 Artis Mundi Award.

Margolles Production Residency was funded by Creative Scotland, The Henry Moore Foundation and Wellcome Trust. The exhibition is supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow Life, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Wellcome Trust. The exhibition preview is sponsored by Glenfiddich and WESTs brewery.

Offsite the artist presents two further works. In Fabrics, installed on a billboard on the Possil Road, Margolles brings part of Mexico to Glasgow: organic matter recovered from places along the northern border of Mexico where violent acts have occurred. Over time these remains will integrate with the Glasgow streetscape transferred by passing foot and vehicular traffic. In the coming months the work will be presented in four further sites across the city.

16 April – 30 April 2012: Possil Road G4 9SS
30 April – 13 May 2012: 584 Govan Road G51 2AQ
14 May – 27 May 2012: 482 Keppochill Road G21 1JE
28 May – 10 June 2012: Old Castle Rd G44 4BN
11 June – 24 June 2012: 164 Craigpark G31 2HE

At The Corinthian Club Margolles presents a sculptural installation Armchair reupholstered with a fabric dragged in the streets of Croydon during the English riots: Still Life, comprising of a single armchair covered with fabric (previously prepared with a mixture of glue and water) that was dragged through the streets of Croydon, London, to adhere debris days after the English Riots. After GI the work will be presented in vacant shop fronts in the City Centre.

20 April – 07 May 2012
Charlie Parker Suite The Corinthian Club
191 Ingram Street Glasgow G1 1DA

Collaborative Performance
Over the opening weekend of GI Adiós ciudad (a collaboration with Oscar Gardea) will be presented in three bars throughout the city.

The artist has adapted La Barca de Oro (The Golden Boat), a song by the Mexican musician Abundio Martinez, replacing the phrase ‘goodbye woman’ with ‘goodbye city’. In 2010 Margolles created a CD with ten versions of the song performed by street musicians who used to play in the now destroyed bars of Mariscal Street, located in the historic city centre of Ciudad Juárez, together with a further track performed by young musicians who have never been able to play there.

For Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art Margolles has invited Oscar Gardea, a musician and art student of Universidad Autonoma of Ciudad Juárez, to give a performance of the song in Glasgow’s pubs and karaoke venues.

Saturday 21st April 2012
The Steps Bar 62 Glassford Street Glasgow G1 1UP
Saturday 21st April 2012
7 – 11pm
The Tender Bar at The Hidden Noise
First Floor 24 Hayburn Crescent Glasgow G11 5AY
Sunday 22nd April 2012
8pm – Midnight
The Saracen Head 209 Gallowgate Townhead Glasgow G1 5DX
The footage, documentation and research produced by Margolles during her production residency are being donated to Glasgow Sculpture Studios by the artist to be presented as an educational archive within the organisations library at their new building The Whisky Bond. Access to this footage and documentation will be available to the public for the duration of the exhibition by prior appointment.

To book an appointment please contact Louise Briggs, Programme Coordinator [email protected]

Visit www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/

Image from the Don Luis Alvarado's photographic archive © Luis Alvarado and Teresa Margolles

Image from the Don Luis Alvarado's photographic archive © Luis Alvarado and Teresa Margolles