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Katinka Bock

'Radio Piombino'

21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6DF

20 April – 8 July 2018

For Glasgow International 2018, The Common Guild will present a solo exhibition of work by the Paris-based, German artist Katinka Bock, her first in the UK. Bock works with a range of natural and manmade materials that undergo processes of alteration and translation, transforming materials into objects and experiments into proposals. Bock often takes the peculiarities or context of a given space as a starting point for her work, and her project for Glasgow taps into the history of 21 Woodlands Terrace as a domestic building and the history of Glasgow as a major port, a place of exchange and transaction. Working with both lead and ceramics, her exhibition 'Radio Piombino’ re-imagines the space as a landscape of sculptural elements that transform the building into a "poisoned body”.

The exhibition with Katinka Bock follows our previous Glasgow International exhibitions with leading international artists including Gabriel Kuri (2014) and Akram Zaatari (2016) and will be accompanied by a series of related talks and events. Ten years ago, as part of Glasgow International 2008, The Common Guild presented the group exhibition 'Always Begins By Degrees' which included work by Adel Abdessemed, Roni Horn, Anna Gaskell, Pavel Büchler, Marine Hugonnier, Marcel Broodthaers, Philippe Parreno and Cerith Wyn Evans.

Photo: Katinka Bock

Exhibition Open: Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon-5pm and until 7pm on Thursday
During Glasgow International (20 April to 7 May): Every day 12 noon - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursday

Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Goethe Institute, Glasgow and the Alliance Française, Glasgow.