April 4, 2018 - The Common Guild - Katinka Bock: Radio Piombino
April 4, 2018

The Common Guild

Katinka Bock, Dead Cactus, 2016. Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff and Galerie Greta Meert.

Katinka Bock
Radio Piombino
April 20–July 8, 2018

Nasher Prize Dialogues: May 2, 6–8pm
The Trades Hall of Glasgow

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21 Woodlands Terrace
Glasgow G3 6DF
United Kingdom
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–5pm,
Thursday 12–7pm

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Katinka Bock
Radio Piombino
April 20–July 8, 2018

Nasher Prize Dialogues: May 2, 6–8pm
The Trades Hall of Glasgow

The Common Guild
21 Woodlands Terrace
Glasgow G3 6DF
United Kingdom
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–5pm,
Thursday 12–7pm

T +44 141 428 3022
info@thecommonguild.org.uk

thecommonguild.org.uk
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The Common Guild announces full details of its programme for the Glasgow International Festival, April 20–May 7 2018. The programme includes a new exhibition by Katinka Bock and the Nasher Prize Dialogues event "Artists and authorship: reference, relationships and appropriation in contemporary sculptural practice," with speakers Christine Borland, Katrina Brown, Sam Durant and Mark Leckey.

Radio Piombino is an exhibition of new, sculptural works by Katinka Bock. Bock works with a range of materials, including natural substances, such as copper, lead and clay, and found or given forms. Her materials are often altered through natural processes and the effects of time—heat, moisture or sunlight, for example—such that the potential of becoming or disintegrating seems constantly present. Her sculptures appear as the result of events, at times seeming precarious and at others immutable.

Bock often takes the peculiarities or context of a given space as a starting point for her work, and her project for Glasgow taps into the nature of 21 Woodlands Terrace as a domestic building and the history of Glasgow as a major port, a place of exchange and transaction. Prior to the exhibition several parts of these works inhabited the city of Glasgow and its environs. Copper oxidised; fabric was exposed to the elements; ceramic forms "lived" with city-centre residents and businesses, or were secreted in the woods above Loch Lomond. Bock gathers these elements in their transformed state, looping the references of geological, industrial, meteorological and personal history into her working materials, seeking to reflect the systems that produced the materials, place and people. Radio Piombino re-imagines 21 Woodlands Terrace as a landscape of sculptural elements that turn the building into what Bock terms a "poisoned body.”

Katinka Bock is a Paris-based, German artist. Radio Piombino is the first presentation of her work in Scotland and follows her only previous project in the UK, Mesonya, with Siobhan Davies Dance (London) in 2017.

Nasher Prize Dialogues

"Artists and authorship: reference, relationships and appropriation in contemporary sculptural practice"
With speakers Christine Borland, Katrina Brown, Sam Durant and Mark Leckey

The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas in association with The Common Guild presents a panel discussion considering issues around the idea of artistic licence, and the use / re-use of existent material. The discussion will consider questions around ownership, originality, responsibility, ethics, and authorship in 21st century art production.

May 2, 2018, 6–8pm 
The Trades Hall of Glasgow, 84 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH
Book tickets here

 

Katinka Bock (b. in 1976 in Frankfurt, Germany) lives and works in Paris, France and Frankfurt, Germany. Radio Piombino is the first presentation of her work in Scotland and follows her only previous project in the UK, Mesonya, with Siobhan Davies Dance (London) in 2017. In 2018 she presents solo exhibitions with the Institut d‘Art Contemporain (IAC), Villeurbanne, France; Mudam, Luxemburg; and Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. Other solo exhibitions include Mercer Union, Toronto (2017); Les Laboratories d’Aubervilliers (2015); KIOSK, Gent (2014); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2014); MAMCO Geneva (2013); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2010); and de Vleeshal, Middleburg and Kunstverein Nürnberg (2009). Recent group exhibitions include consensus, Signal, Center for contemporay art, Malmö, Sweden (2016); Warum ich mich in eine Nachtigall verwandelt habe, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (2015/16); Post/Postminimal, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2014); and Donation Guerlain, MNAM, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2013/14). In 2009 Bock participated in the Biennale de Lyon and in 2014 in the Marrakech Biennale.

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