Sharon Hayes, Ricerche (2019) Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Sharon Hayes
The Glasgow Room at The Mitchell Library
North Street, G3 7DN
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm Thu, 10am – 8pm Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Sharon Hayes’ major new project with The Common Guild is the culmination of Ricerche, a suite of video works that the artist has been working on since 2013. Taking its title from the Italian word for researches, investigations, or essays, Ricerche adopts Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 film, ‘Comizi d’amore’ (Love Meetings) as a structural guidepost. The result is a sustained investigation of public speech, and its intersections with history, politics, activism, queer theory, love and sexuality.

Ricerche feature a range of individuals: from poets and labourers to members of a women’s tackle football team, students at a women’s college in Massachusetts, and children of queer or gender non-conforming parents. Although filmed in the United States, the work resonates strikingly across societies elsewhere.

Presented by The Common Guild

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