Centre for Contemporary Art

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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.

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

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The Shock of Victory

  • 18 September — 1 November 2015 *on now

The Shock of Victory is a curated programme consisting of an exhibition, symposium and digital publication. Taking place exactly one year after the Scottish Independence Referendum of 18 September 2014, the programme proposes artistic approaches, techniques, provocations and motivations in a post-referendum reality departing from Scotland, but certainly not constrained by it.

The programme takes its title from the pivotal essay ‘The Shock of Victory’ from 2007, by anarchist and scholar David Graeber, in which he argues that protesters often have difficulty in recognising their moments of success. However, looking beyond activist tactics, can we imagine what ‘victory’ would mean, by focusing instead on artistic practices? What if we were to pay attention to uncertainty, obscurity, hesitancy, and failure as productive artistic mechanisms and new means to think through political events?

The Shock of Victory includes works by In the Shadow of the Hand, an artist duo based in Glasgow consisting of Virginia Hutchison and Sarah Forrest, which allude to an initial inability of response and the materialisation political questioning can become.



Centre for Contemporary Art
350 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3JD






0141 352 4900


0141 332 3226

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