The fifth image in a series looking at the engagement between art and it’s viewer.
The third of a series of three images made at the GOMA, looking at the interaction between the artist and the viewer of the art.
The second image of a series of three, looking at the interaction between the artist and the viewer of the art.
There were four of us today the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow. We looked at an exhibition entitled ‘Unsettled Objects’. The GoMA website says this of the exhibition –
This exhibition of contemporary art features photography, video and installation. It is the first display of several major new acquisitons of works created by artists based outside the UK, including Jenny Holzer, Emily Jacir and Lothar Baumgarten.
Baumgarten’s seminal slide installation gives the exhibition its title.
These new acquisitions will be displayed alongside pieces which have been part of Glasgow Museums collections for longer. Artists represented include Graham Fagen, Jo Spence, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Ross Sinclair.
I was more interested in the beautiful silver gelatin prints on display, which I thought were stunning. Some of the ‘art installations’ left me a bit cold and I couldn’t really see the point of them. Standing in the viewing space of one such installation, I had an idea for an image; asking my companions to move forward, I made this image of the three of them. For me, it summed up the desire of the artist for the viewer to engage in the art, although this is not always the experience of the viewer, regardless of what the artist wants.
I made a further two images, on the same theme. These images follow.
This was part of an exhibit at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Four columns, each bearing the word ‘play’. There could be no other title for this image than the one which suggested itself immediately.