Polygraphs

The Polygraphs exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art includes some of the most compelling artists working today!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 17 February 2017 to 17 September 2017
Time(s): As per opening hours
Where: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow City Centre
Price: This is a free event

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Polygraphs
About Polygraphs

Polygraphs is a group show with Berlin based filmmaker and writer, Hito Steyerl’s, work Abstract (2012) central to the narrative it is exploring.

Abstract was gifted to Glasgow Museums by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund 2015. Through Abstract, Steyerl questions our connectivity to the arms trade, global economics and a seemingly distant battlefield. Artists are often witness to a changing global environment and their role within that culture is to document, pose questions and create new layers of meaning that audiences can engage with and begin to question the mythic historical narratives that we are presented with.

Other works from Glasgow Museums’ collection reveal how artists create alternative discourses to question dominant narratives in identity, politics and history. The works in Polygraphs look at the testimonial research and object evidence which has informed our historical identity and re-present this to address alternative questions about our relationships to the slave trade, colonialism, feminism and sectarianism.

Polygraphs includes some of the most compelling artists working today, seminal figures in 20th century Scottish art and younger artists whose work entered a UK collection for the first time. The exhibition, by creating a further fictitious layer through the grouping of works by these artists, poses questions about museums’ relationship to the histories, identities and politics that institutions collect and how the re-display of older works alongside more recent pieces reactivates truths and fictions still relevant today.

Artists include: Muirhead Bone, Gerard Byrne, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Graham Fagen, Barbara Kruger, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Beth Forde, Ian Hamilton Finlay and kennardphillips.

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