February 20, 2006 - Tramway - what makes you and I different
February 20, 2006

what makes you and I different

(Left) ‘Untitled (Glitter Island)’ Photograph 100cm x 150cm
Beagles and Ramsey 2005.
(Right) Cindy Sherman, Untitled , 1984/90 color photograph (image)
51 x 34 inches Edition 1/12 (MP#217)

what makes you and I different
Feb 24-Mar 26

Matthew Barney/ Beagles and Ramsay/ Monica Castillo/ Mat Collishaw / Peter Land/ Bjørn Melhus/ Mark Neville/ Cindy Sherman/ Melanie Smith/ Wood and Harrison

Tramway 2/ Project Room
25 Albert Drive,
Glasgow G41 2PE, Scotland


I say me, knowing all the while it’s not me. Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable, 1953

The French structuralist linguist Emile Benveniste defined the essential characteristic of the first and second person I and you – as the possibility that one can become the other and that this is not possible between the third and any other person, who are always somewhere else or absent.

How does an artist who features his or her self in the artwork manipulate this direct exchange or interchange with the viewer? What means do they employ to obscure, obstruct or encourage an autobiographical reading of the work? How does this fit within their practice as a whole?

Including two new commissions (Beagles and Ramsay/ Mark Neville) and the first exhibition in Scotland for Monica Castillo, what makes you and I different comprises work from internationally renowned artists whose practice to a greater or lesser extent manipulate the theme of the self-portrait to explore larger concerns.

Artist talks: free on first come first served basis Paul Harrison ( Wood and Harrison) Fri 24 Feb @ 2pm Mark Neville Wed 1st Mar @ 6.30pm Beagles and Ramsay Sat 4 Mar @ 2pm

For more information please contact:
Lorraine Wilson, Curator, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE
Lorraine.Wilson@cls.glasgow.gov.uk/ 00 44 (0) 141 422 2023

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