CONCRETE THAT MAKES US
Komatsu creates work exploring the fabric of the built urban environment. This show is located in Civic Room, a former British Linen Bank branch on Glasgow’s High Street, a historic building that is a model of the city’s pioneering early Victorian steel and concrete construction.
This show comprises a new installation work by Komatsu premiered at the festival alongside Disseminação Concreta, a life-size clothed body of a man made from boulders, which has not been shown publicly since its exhibition in São Paulo in 2008. Here parallels are drawn between contemporary São Paulo, Komatsu’s birthplace and historic Glasgow. This seeks to question notions of progress and commerce, betterment for some and a more provisional existence for others.
Supported by Galeria Vermelho and Carson & Partners.
Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April
Tues – Sun, 12 – 5pm
215 High Street
Glasgow, G1 1QB
Rail: High St