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14 Nov 2016

Intentions in Action November events announced leading up to Forms of Action exhibition at CCA Glasgow in 2017

Asunción Molinos Gordo, Food Sovereignty - Cultural Sovereignty

Intentions in Action
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow


16 November, 6.30pm, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Food Sovereignty - Cultural Sovereignty 24 November, 3pm, Open Jar Collective, Declaration for Soils 30 November, 6.30pm, Beatrice Catanzaro, The Space in Between

Viviana Checchia, Public Engagement Curator
+44 141 352 4900
United Kingdom

CCA Glasgow
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

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Intentions in Action is a year-long public programme on the relationship between art and society, which will culminate in an exhibition – Forms of Action – in January 2017. Forms of Action will look at socially engaged art practices, and the relationship between art and society. The exhibition aims to present a broad and diverse series of approaches that deal with 'how' art can transform reality rather than 'what' art can deliver to specific audiences.

Through Intentions in Action, a series of artist and community events running since July 2016, we have learned about socially engaged art practice, waste, re-use and civic commitment. The events in November will focus on the relationship between art, food and its natural site of production – soil.

The first event is a talk with visual artist Asunción Molinos Gordo who will discuss her practice and its focus on the socio-cultural implications of food and agriculture. Molinos Gordo uses a variety of media, including photography, video and installation, to explore the rural sphere and issues of peasantry from a transnational approach.

The following week Open Jar Collective will host a day of food and discussion to reimagine the city as if soil matters. This event is presented in association with Glasgow Local Food Network. It’s a chance to get together with growers, artists, and activists to look at collective action around soil in an afternoon featuring a workshop, presentation, performance and a community meal.

In the final event of the series, Beatrice Catanzaro presents a talk - The Space in Between. Drawing from two experiences – a long term project in Palestine between 2010-2015, and a current engagement in Bolzano, Italy addressing topics of migration and the power dynamics of hospitality – Catanzaro will share some of her reflections on the position of the artist: from activator, to mediator, to coordinator and participant in collective participatory practices.

The Forms of Action exhibition opens on Friday 27 January and will bring together existing works and projects, alongside newly-commissioned ones with artists who have made their actions in society the core of their practice. Full details will be announced in December.

All events are free but ticketed, please visit our website and book a place to guarantee entry.