© Geneva Sills
Against Time is a group exhibition that explores the anachronistic condition of contemporary art and its creative potential. Staged within Civic Room gallery, a historic 19th century British Linen Bank, it features commissioned site-specific works by Sarah Forrest, Geneva Sills, Sue Tompkins and Toby Paterson, including video, photography, performance, and public sculpture.
Curated by PhD candidate Paula Lopez Zambrano and Sarah Strang, director of Civic Room, the project looks into the contingent modes by which art gives meaning to the past, imagines the future and creates chronological disconnections when perceiving and grasping the contemporary time. It points out the temporal discontinuities of Glasgow's urban context to then question the multiple, interwoven temporalities that manifest in the encounter with art, within the Civic Room historical building.
Against Time is part of the Supported Programme for Glasgow International 2018.