The elegant and vast neoclassical hall of the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art has been taken over by an art installation on time and space travel by Aleksandra Domanovic the Slovenian artist who has had several international exhibitions, including at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. This is her first solo exhibition and major installation in the UK.
Aleksandra Domanović’s work has a feminist theme, as – in a different way - does the work of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois who died in 2010 and whose work has been exhibited over the winter at the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Domanović’s work examines technology with a gender-conscious view of life. In this exhibition, her work explores the figure of the lone female cosmonaut and the limited representation of women within popular science fiction and time travel. Domanović has transformed the historic neoclassical gallery into a futuristic survival pod, able to be visited to the day, but closed and glowing to outside visitors in the evening.
The work was commissioned by Glasgow International with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation and all credit to them for bringing this artist to Glasgow. We have a taster of an artist that we want to see more of….