Glasgow international

Festival 2016

Aaron Angell

The Death of Robin Hood

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Rd
Glasgow G12 0UE

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street
G3 8AG

Director's Programme

For Glasgow International, Aaron Angell presents a single exhibition split across two venues.

Borrowing its title from Peter Vansittart’s historical novel of 1981, Angell presents new sculptural works influenced by psychedelic poetry, philosophies of gardening, the colour green, and the architecture of pipe organs.

In Kelvingrove, Angell is exhibiting new sculptural work on the mezzanine level facing the museum’s great organ, including works in iron, assemblages of sixteenth century furniture, and other found objects. Central to this presentation is a theatrical programme of organ recitals. This features examples of early secular music, diffused with melodies traditionally performed on itinerant instruments, rather than through the fixed site of the organ.

At Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Angell presents a series of new ceramic sculptures among plants in the National Begonia collection. These works are produced in close reference to the compositions of the gardener Capability Brown and associated examples of vernacular architecture. Here the organ is re-imagined as a machine for communicating with the vegetable kingdom.

This is accompanied by a poetry reading with D.M. Black and Lucy Mercer during the opening weekend of the festival.

Commissioned by Glasgow International.

Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm

Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Mon – Thurs & Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri & Sun 11am – 5pm

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