Glasgow International

Festival 2016

ANDRÉ KOMATSU

CONCRETE THAT MAKES US

Civic Room
215 High Street
Glasgow
G1 1QB

Exhibition

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.

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