Prabhakar Pachpute
Part of ‘Political Animal’ programme CCA/GSA

Event Type:



Reid Ground Floor Corridor Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF


22 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:30



Prabhakar Pachpute, 2017

Prabhakar Pachpute

Event info

Prabhakar Pachpute

Part of ‘Political Animal’ programme CCA/GSA,
Curated by Viviana Checchia,
Book by Johnny Rodger.

22 June - 19 August 2018
Preview: 21 June, 5 - 7pm

This summer’s exhibition at The Glasgow School of Art Reid Ground Floor Corridor, will focus on the bestial, existential and instinctual side of our political and civic life. The space will be transformed into an assembly platform created by a single artist, Prabhakar Pachpute and inspired by the literary work of Johnny Rodger. For the past few years Johnny Rodger had been using the form of the modern prose poem fable in order to come at the question of the ‘contemporary’ through the very different angle of literary form. There is now a collection of twenty of these modern fables. They are assembled together in the book which accompanies the show, also titled Political Animal.

For the occasion of this exhibition Prabhakar Pachpute presents a new series of work commissioned by GSA, CCA and The Drouth to accompany the publishing of the book ‘Political Animal’. The exhibition consists of 10 drawings by Pachpute as well as a series of spatial interventions including large scale drawings across the walls of the interior of the Reid Building. The work is at the same time conceptually based on Johnny Rodger’s writing and site responsive to Glasgow and the GSA gallery.

This show will be part of an event presented with the same title Political Animal and focused on the phenomenon of the Contemporary City. Glasgow School of Art and the Centre for the Contemporary Arts (CCA) have invited a collection of international artists, writers, performers, academics, musicians and activists from all over the globe to come together on the 22nd & 23rd of June 2018.

Supported by Esmee Fairbairn, CCA, The Drouth, The Glasgow School of Art.