Hosts and Visitors
GSA Exhibitions

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Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF


9 Jul 2016 - 21 Aug 2016

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



Notes from ‘Words’, audio, Birthe Jorgensen, Sogol Mabadi, Jenny Brownrigg
Photo: Ruudu Ulas

Hosts and Visitors

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Hosts and Visitors
Birthe Jorgensen, Sogol Mabadi
9 July – 21 August 2016
Reid Gallery

‘Hosts and Visitors’ showcases new work by Glasgow-based artists Birthe Jorgensen (b. Copenhagen, Denmark) and Sogol Mabadi (b. Tehran, Iran). ‘Hosts and Visitors’ takes as its inspiration the subject of diaspora and migration. This theme came out of the artists’ discussions on language and identity and how their art practices creatively engage with it. Jorgensen and Mabadi are both GSA alumna.

As part of 'Hosts and Visitors' there are two events:

Film screening
'The Silence', 1998, Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Wednesday 20 July 6pm
Reid Auditorium

This film has been selected by one of the exhibition artists Sogol Mabadi. The film will be introduced by Dr Jim Harold. Free but ticketed, book via Eventbrite 

GSA Public Lecture
Professor Alison Phipps
Thursday 28 July 6pm
Reid Auditorium

The artists have invited Prof Phipps who is Convener of Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at University of Glasgow  to talk on her research on languages and intercultural advocacy with asylum seekers and refugees. Free but ticketed, book via Eventbrite

This project has included a Creative Scotland supported two month long residency with shared studio at Glasgow Sculpture Studios. 'Hosts and Visitors' has been commissioned by The Glasgow School of Art. 

Supported by Creative Scotland

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Sponsored by Sew Essential; Prym Consumer Europe GmbH; Henkel Consumer Adhesives; and Oxfam 

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 View documentation photographs on GSA's Flickr site.