Citadel proposes ecological, alternate mechanised cities in transit, which evade the authority of traditional infrastructure and class. The exhibition includes a scaled model of a moving city, an audio piece authored by Gurcim Yilmaz, drawings/collages and public engagement events.
The 1960s cold war era witnessed Ron Herron’s idea of ‘Walking Cities’, conceived as ‘arks’ that would provide post-apocalyptic protection to surviving communities. As opposed to Herron’s revolutionary attitude, Citadel depicts a slowly-evolving socialist utopia, a consequence of automation.
Supported by the Hope Scott Trust.
Fri 20 April – Fri 1 June
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat, 10am-5pm
Closed 16 – 21 May
Mother Tongue, Nadia Myre
Code-Switching, and Other Work
This solo presentation of new work from Montreal-based artist Nadia Myre responds to the history of clay tobacco pipe production in Glasgow, and its entanglement with the city’s colonial past.
A by-product of the tobacco trade with the so-called New World, the pipes were one of the first ‘disposable’ items to enter the market, purchased pre-stuffed with tobacco. Curated by Mother Tongue, Myre’s new work explores processes of imprinting, documenting, weaving and excavating to ask enduring questions around colonial legacies.
Supported by Glasgow International, WASPS Studios, and Canada House.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm