Michael Stumpf: This Song Belongs to Those who Sing It
GSA Exhibitions

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Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ


4 Apr 2014 - 4 May 2014

Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Sun 11:00 - 16:00



Michael Stumpf, 'The Sound of Silver',
recycled fabric, acrylic resin, denim, tap- shoes, powdercoated steel, 2010. Courtesy the artist

 Michael Stumpf: This Song Belongs to Those who Sing It

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Glasgow International

Michael Stumpf
This Song Belongs to Those who Sing It

4 April - 4 May 2014
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 11am - 5pm, Sun: 11am - 4pm Open to 8pm Thursdays during Glasgow International (3,10,17 April)

GSA is part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art’s Supported Programme.

This new commission sees GSA alumnus Michael Stumpf making an installation of exterior and interior new works at The Glasgow School of Art.

This ambitious new body of work will consider the context of the art school as an ‘expanded field’, creating a sequence of points where the audience would encounter it, beginning out on the street, then leading into the Mackintosh building, concluding in the Mackintosh Museum. From ‘The Balconies Commission’, creating new temporary ‘landmarks’ on the exterior of the new Reid Building and the Mackintosh building, to the Mackintosh building reception desk and the Mackintosh Museum itself, Michael’s work will create a journey encouraging the viewer to see a sequence of sites afresh.

The proposed ‘Balconies commission’ and Michael’s response, captures and plays with a key moment for the art school, framing two buildings, early in their relationship, in a new conversation with each other – namely the Mackintosh building and Steven Holl’s newly designed Reid Building (this building’s public launch is 9 April 2014). ‘The Balconies Commission’ would be the first exterior creative response and interaction with the two buildings.

Supported by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

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Watch a short film in which artist Michael Stumpf and Exhibitions Director Jenny Brownrigg talk about GSA's show for GI 2014: Vimeo


Artist’s Talk
Thursday 10 April, 6pm
Mackintosh Museum

Michael Stumpf talks about his Glasgow International project at The Glasgow School of Art.

The Sound of Silver (Performance)
Thursday 17 April, 6pm
Mackintosh Museum

Tonight a tap dancer will take over the gallery, with a performance that converses with the objects in Michael Stumpf's exhibition: 'This Song Belongs to Those who Sing It'.