Sunday, 11 August 2013

Shelly Nadashi at CCA Glasgow

Shelly Nadashi’s (MFA 2009) new body of work offers a glimpse into her recent history as an artist, sharing with us the new concerns and developments of her practice. Her show develops from some of her most recent commissioned works such as A Good Bowl of Soup, in which producing and sharing a simple meal of soup results in a mediating focal point that is able to bring social ambitions, supposed transparency and the artist’s position to the table.

This allegorical performative act stars a puppet manipulated by the artist in a live setting, where it is unclear who has the upper hand over an audience, if a performance is truly an open process and how uncertainty within disciplines can grow into something productive. Concentrated through various disciplines, her interest is in how objects can contrast their own status, revealing the irony of the conditions and flexibility of meaning we attribute to these objects. Her personal experience is mobilised to make sardonic, ambiguous comments on a wider universe.

Sat 3 August — Sat 14 September 2013

11am – 6pm, Tue – Sat, FREE
Sauciehall Street

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