OTTO PIENE & BALDVIN RINGSTED
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION
This new video work by Ringsted draws on the influence of American East Coast trash metal while growing up in the 1980s in Iceland and counterposing it with post-war idealism.
The exhibition explores affinities between Ringsted’s practice and structural and rhythmical principles developed by affiliates of the Zero movement, which was founded by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack in 1957. Situating itself within its specific historical moment, this group sought to envisage a new mode of post-war artistic practice, as a direct reaction to the subjectivity and commercial successes of Abstract Expressionism – a conceptual ‘ground zero’.
Supported by Glasgow International, Elephant Trust and Zero Foundation.
Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April
Mon – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
The Hidden Noise
1/1, 24 Hayburn Crescent
Glasgow, G11 5AY
Rail: Hyndland (5 minute walk), Partick (10 minute walk)
Subway: Partick (10 minute walk)
This venue is not wheelchair accessible, first floor with stairs.