Ilana Halerin, Sakurajima, 31 Oct 2019 (2019). Photo: Ilana Halperin, Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming, Glasgow.

Ilana Halperin
Excerpts from the Library

Excerpts From The Library at Patricia Fleming, Glasgow and There Is A Volcano Behind My House at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, bring together an expansive new body of work by the artist on both sites. Halperin has expressed, “Rocks are really the first immigrants.” As an immigrant herself, Halperin views her own movements as part of a hearteningly older migratory tradition. 


Halperin is assembling a quietly urgent, international narrative of the history of the earth, rooted in her own life, alongside local human and geologic history, featuring sculptures, textile and drawing. At a startling volcanic site on the Isle of Bute, Halperin is performing a geologic narrative – a moment to reanimate the landscape and our relationship with it. 

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