This weekend’s highlights range from a performative food event in which the artist responds to some mainstream tabloid xenophobia as well as your last chance to catch a collaboration of music and art featuring former Soup Dragon’s member Ross Sinclair in a Southside railway station. All Aboard!…
MARIA NEMČENKO – HOW TO BAKE A SWAN
How to Bake a Swan is part of a larger Swan Bake project responding to xenophobia in the UK Media. Join Lithuanian artist Marija Nemčenko as she performs a live response to The Sun newspaper’s sensationalist front page story back in 2003 claiming that Eastern European migrants in the UK were capturing royal birds and barbecuing them. In the theme of The Sun’s ever predictable nationalist rhetoric, the article caused widespread outrage and strategic nationwide anti-migrant sentiment. Vegetarian friendly event. No swans will be harmed in the process of this performance.
Sunday 25 March @ CCA Glasgow// 7.30pm// Free but ticketed event.
STEPHEN CAMPBELL – LOVE
An exhibition of 12 large-scale multi-media collages by esteemed Glasgow artist Stephen Campbell. Completed between 1988 and 1991 on Campbells return to Scotland from America, the collages see Campbell contemplate the world around him. Family and the natural world are prominent visual features in this collection of works, and see the artist taking a slower, more methodological and experimental approach to his work.
Tramway// 12-5pm// Until 25 March
QUEENS PARK RAILWAY CLUB – ARTISTS WHO MAKE MUSIC MUSICIANS WHO MAKE ART
A project curated by Ross Sinclair and featuring dozens of artists examining the cross-pollination of music and art in the Glasgow’s underground. This highly anticipated and much-talked about exhibition which captures the artistic spirit of Glasgow, all within an old waiting room in Queens Park railway station. This alone is a reason to get yourself along on it’s last weekend; not to mention a whole lot of interesting art to sift through by some more recognisable names from the local art and music scene.
Queens Park Railway Club// 12-6pm// Until 25 March