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Petrosphere, Glasgow International

  • Posted on: April 25th, 2012
  • By James McLardy

PETROSPHERE:

Cities rise and cities fall again; words are spoken and retracted; we meet and talk and things will not be the same again.

PETROSPHERE is part of a series of projects between 5 artists based in Glasgow, and 5 artists based in Athens.

Vibrant, difficult, beautiful, caustic; full of friction and full of life, Athens and Glasgow share strong similarities as catalysts for ideas and places for artists to live and practice. PETROSPHERE became a platform to explore this through two exhibitions curated by the artists themselves.

The first PETROSPHERE exhibition took place in the derelict Hotel Galini, Athens, during ReMap 3, in September /October 2011. The second exhibition was in the basement of the Skypark building, Glasgow, in April /May 2012, during the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (Gi). New works – sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, painting, performance, and video. – were developed by the artists for each of the two exhibitions.

Exhbition press and blog posts:
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/visual-arts/glasgow-international-plays-to-the-gallery-1-2248531
http://eternal-optimist.com/section/art/petrosphere-2
http://daily-lazy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/petrosphere-2.html
http://paulsartworld.blogspot.co.uk/
More general G.I press:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gvqwq/The_Review_Show_20_04_2012/
http://artinfo.com/news/story/800453/glasgow-international-opens
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/visual/an-exploration-of-the-final-frontier.1334973868
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/apr/22/glasgow-international-festival-art-review?INTCMP=SRCH
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/glasgow-international-festival-of-visual-art-various-venues-7668159.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/arts/21iht-scglasgow21.html?pagewanted=all
http://artforum.com/words/id=30765
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01gd239/BBC_News_at_Ten_19_04_2012/
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17779965
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-1777067

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