Michael Barr at Intermedia

Event Type:

Degree Shows


Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD


12 Sep 2015 - 19 Sep 2015

Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 12:00 - 18:00



Michael Barr
Untitled Work for Glasgow Cross (2015)

Michael Barr at Intermedia

Event info

Michael Barr 
Part of Graduate Degree Show 2015

This newly commissioned work by Glasgow-based artist Michael Barr for Intermedia Gallery, combines historical material held in the CCA Archives with documentation of an off-site performative intervention, that will occur in the days preceding the opening of the exhibition.

September 2015 marks the twentyfifth anniversary of Cildo Meireles’ failure to make a temporary public artwork in Glasgow. Meireles was invited to propose a work for the TSWA Four Cities Project in 1990, but his intention to install a model of a typical Glasgow council house outside the City Chambers was rebuffed by the City Council. Barr will acknowledge the anniversary by reimagining Meireles’ proposal whilst preserving, or even furthering, the poetic potential of its failure.

Curated by graduating students of the MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) programme