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JAMIE CREWE: FEMALE EXECUTIONER
Jan 26 - Mar 26, 2017
A solo exhibition of newly commissioned video, print and sculpture by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. Focusing on French writer Rachilde’s controversial 1884 novel Monsieur Venus, the exhibition explores what happens when a queer, transfeminine artist tries to rehabilitate an historical work of fiction which seems to offer them ancestry.
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Click to enlargeMONIRA AL QADIRI : THE CRAFT
Jul 13 - Sep 10, 2017
Gasworks presents The Craft, the first UK solo exhibition by Amsterdam-based artist Monira Al Qadiri.
 
The exhibition comprises sculptures, videos and sound works that envisage international diplomacy as an alien conspiracy. Shown in two distinct environments – an American diner and a 1980s-style living room – these semi-autobiographical works of science fiction unearth the unlikely stories lurking in the shadows of the artist’s childhood in Kuwait. Revisiting the fantasies that she and her sister elaborated during these early years, they depict the culture and rituals of diplomacy by which they were then surrounded as literally otherworldly compared to the current rise of nationalism and political populism.
 
Co-commissioned by Gasworks and the Sursock Museum, Beirut with support from Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, 1–16 July 2017 & Cockayne—Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.
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