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Untitled (2019), Photo: Tyler Adams

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Martine Syms
S1:E4
35
Tramway
25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE
24 Apr — 21 Jun 2020
Mon – Fri, 12 – 5 pm Sat & Sun, 12 – 6 pm

S1:E4 is a new episode in Martine Syms’ project SHE MAD (2015-ongoing), in which the artist incorporates elements of the sitcom format and past TV series to explore ‘the sign of blackness in the public imagination’. Presented in the form of a giant widescreen projection encompassing one wall of Tramway’s largest gallery, the work follows the character of Martine, described as an ‘overachieving, stoner graphic designer who lives in Hollywood and wishes she were an important artist’.

In this iteration the focus is on a ‘micro-aggression’ at a client’s party, triggering a flashback to the summer of 2000, when Martine was a camper at T-Zone, a week-long empowerment programme for teenage girls founded by a supermodel and business mogul.  

Co-curated and co-commissioned by Glasgow International and Tramway

Supported by Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York, Sadie Coles HQ, London and The Henry Moore Foundation

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