Teresa Margolles Solo Exhibition
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
20 April – 07 May 2012
11am – 5pm daily
Glasgow Science Festival
05 – 17 June 2012
11am – 5pm dail
08 May – 30 June 2012
11am – 5pm Thursday – Saturday
or by appointment
On the 20 April 2012 Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) will inaugurate the Public Programme at its new permanent home, The Whisky Bond by premiering a major new body of work by Teresa Margolles (b. 1963 Culiacán, Mexico) that has been created during a 5-month Production Residency, when she lived and worked in Glasgow.
Margolles’ recent work has been made exclusively for the new GSS galleries and is co-commissioned with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 20 April – 07 May 2012. It will also feature during Glasgow Science Festival 05-17 June 2012. This is her first residency in the United Kingdom, and solo exhibition in Scotland.
For the past two decades, Margolles has worked directly with the remains of bodies as well as with the traces of life, shrouds, burial and memory, and with the way a violent act shatters human networks and affects them on various levels.
Throughout her residency, Margolles has been working with a photographic archive by living photographer Luis Alvarado, which she recovered. The archive includes more than 4,000 images taken in the seventies and eighties in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a place known for being one of the murder capitals of the world. Margolles has scanned, catalogued and analysed the negatives in order to—in her own words—“look at the past as a way of understanding the future.”
In parallel, Margolles’ initial site visit to Glasgow coincided with the civil riots in England. Margolles travelled to Croydon, London to document the aftermath. The photographic records and debris collected from the streets will form the basis of new work.
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