Centre for Contemporary Art

Centre for Contemporary Art
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G2 3JD
Scotland

Website

www.cca-glasgow.com

E-mail

gen@cca-glasgow.com

Telephone

0141 352 4900

Fax

0141 332 3226

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The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow presents the very best in contemporary art.

CCA is an environment where everyone can encounter experimental art or just enjoy the creative atmosphere. Whether you come to see a new work or have a cup of coffee, we want to provide the best experience possible. We have the confidence to be different and we present work that takes chances.

CCA is committed to presenting a challenging and diverse artistic and educational programme across art forms. The programme focuses on three key areas: visual arts, contemporary music and film, while also remaining committed to presenting dance, performance and spoken word through ongoing partnerships with other organisations in the city and beyond.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open: Tues – Fri: 11am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 6pm.

Closed Sun & Mon

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
installation view of artwork by Manuel Chavajay

Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

  • 14 November 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

As a follow up to the double solo show of Mounira al Solh and Sarah Forrest in 2013, CCA presents two practices that seemingly have no initial links. In an attempt to create a place which interrogates and compares their work, this time Guatemalan artist Manuel Chavajay shares space with Glasgow-based Rebecca Wilcox.

The title refers to the poetic English translation of San Pedro de Laguna, a small village in Guatemala where Manuel Chavajay works and lives.The Spanish name is in turn derived from the local Mayan Tz’utujil language, in effect offering three moments of translation, each encapsulating different forms of exoticism, language and visual heritage.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/5438012d4d877a9357000072

photograph from Jennifer Bailey's series Flats

Jennifer Bailey: Flats

  • 30 January — 14 February 2015

Flats consists of photographs of Bailey's sister, Sarah, displayed in custom supports. The works are concerned with the politics of the occupation of space and surfaces and the mechanisms of subjectivity. The exhibition will also include a work that functions as an architectural obstruction.

Bailey (b. 1984, UK), lives and works in Glasgow and received an MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Her practice involves writing, photography and sculpture.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/54917adcf7ca29e76900006c

photograph of metal sculpture on concrete floor

Intermedia: Rachel Levine

  • 20 February — 14 March 2015

Rachel Levine graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Since then she has exhibited in Scotland as well as internationally, recent exhibitions include Vernissage at The Royal Standard in Liverpool and Fold Up Snap On at The Pipe Factory for Glasgow International. In 2014 Levine has been on residency at both The Scottish Sculpture Workshops and the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.

Her work concerns sculpture as both a method of research and as a medium. Exploring cultural perceptions and the signification of objects, materials and matter she seeks to examine the structures of politics, histories and economics present within, and projected on to them.

For her exhibition at Intermedia gallery Levine will present new works including works that have been developed whilst on residency at the Banff Centre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/5481dea1f7ca29e769000015

image of google calendar

Nathan Witt: A Interloper

  • 7 October 2016 — 22 February 2015

Nathan Witt’s practice over the last 11 years examines notions of where our motives aberrate, using A4 texts specifically as counter-images, or artworks that do not need to be made.

Witt has been examining religious and technological notions of time, which started in Jerusalem in 2012 / 5773 / 1434 where he set his Gmail Calendar to Hijri, Ha’luach, Persian, Julian and Gregorian times and started to stream his communal activities, focusing on the notion that the world cannot collectively agree on what year it is. There is a constant fascination in considering how technology shifts us, publishing latitude and longitude co-ordinates of images in Ramallah, taken not for their image but their GPS data; asking about the technical, moral and political lives of counter-images, of not wanting to pin-drop images on social networks because of the violent boundaries of their abstract location.

The text looks to positively negate the superstitious manner in which we perceive art, focusing on moral aspects, asking, for example, if/ how can we deface photographs taken by Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon. It also looks at Jewish writers such as Kafka, Arnold Zweig and Jacob Israel de Haan, examining where their motives have been misappropriated by nationalist pretexts of the emerging state of Israel; where Kafka has been adopted against his non-existent will and De Haan, widely believed to be the victim of Israel’s first political assassination.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/544a24d87932e9a376000112

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