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'A Place for the Work and the Human Being'

1. Nicole Wermers

Humanities Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

21 March 2019

'A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today and speakers include artists, architects, curators and others.

The title is borrowed from the sub-title of a text by Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943 – 2005), ‘The Art Museum of My Dreams’, written in 1986, translated into English in 2013 and now out of print.

Nicole Wermers talked about her recent work and her comprehensive solo show, ‘Women Between Buildings’, which took place at Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2018. Nicole was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2015 and her work was shown at Tramway, Glasgow. She is currently a professor of sculpture, ceramics and glass at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich.

The Humanities Lecture Theatre is the University of Glasgow’s only lecture theatre that remains largely unchanged since its construction in 1870, with original Victorian amphitheatre layout, 17th century benches from the University's original campus on High Street and wood panelling.

Photos by Alan Dimmick.