Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

Inspired by Glasgow Women's Library's communities and collections, the Life Support exhibition considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged their life experiences.

Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

About Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

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How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising?

Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.

With artworks, archival materials and installations displayed throughout the building and beyond, we focus on feminist, LGBTQ+ and anti-racist responses to existing systems. Featuring activist perspectives alongside works by artists including Kate Davis, Greer Lankton, Shona Macnaughton, Olivia Plender, Franki Raffles, Martha Rosler, Veronica Ryan and Alberta Whittle, Life Support explores how archives can play a vital role as a form of care work for radical struggle. Realised during the Covid-19 pandemic, the exhibition highlights the urgent need for mutual care and support across the infrastructures and relationships that shape our everyday lives.

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