Friday 20 April - Saturday 2 June 2012
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THIS EXHIBITION WILL ALSO BE OPEN SUNDAY 22 APRIL AND MONDAYS DURING GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL (23 & 30 APRIL AND 7 MAY)
An exhibition by Rob Kennedy including work by Colin Cook, Július Koller, Kostas Sfikas and Walter Sickert
In this new CCA commission, Rob Kennedy has incorporated work by other artists to deliberately interject and comment on his own visual language and method. At the same time, he has re-configured the boundaries of the CCA galleries to consider some of the expectations that may often be taken for granted in the experience of art in this type of environment.
“This”, as Kennedy explains, “is not an exhibition about anything. There is nothing you are supposed to take from it. It is a construction of images, objects and materials that want to converse with themselves, their environment and with you, that’s all. Each element is here to present its own logic, reasoning and personality and at the same time illuminate possible conflicts and doubts about itself, its relationship with its neighbours and with its surroundings. Or, if you like I could lift a section of WS Graham’s poem The Constructed Space, ‘It is like that, remember. It is like that very often at the beginning till we are met by some intention risen up out of nothing. And even then we know what we are saying only when it is said and fixed and dead.’”
Rob Kennedy lives and works in Glasgow, UK. He makes videos and objects on his own and often in collaboration with others. His work has been exhibited internationally and recent projects include: What are we doing here?, Transmission Gallery; ReMap3, Athens, 2011; and (n)either use (n)or ornament, Sunbear Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010. Previous work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale, Tate Britain, BBC Scotland and the British Council.
Is there anything to do here, is there anything to see? is presented by CCA as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.