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Project

Gustav Metzger

'Mobbile'

Various locations across Glasgow

26 October – 3 November 2021

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow, The Common Guild will re-present Gustav Metzger’s sculpture, ‘Mobbile’, a modified car that collects and stores its own carbon emissions, originally made in 1970 to demonstrate the destructive and harmful effects of manmade pollutants on the natural world.

Realised in conjunction with the Gustav Metzger Foundation, ‘Mobbile’ will appear around Glasgow, culminating in a discussion event on 3 November in conjunction with the University of Glasgow, looking at Metzger’s work and the relationship between art and climate activism.

Details of the discussion event will be available soon.