Come What May

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An instillation by Lawrence Weiner outside of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.

For GoMA this has many interesting ideas and touches on discussions the GoMA team have as an institution. ALONG THE WAY / COME WHAT MAY seems like an invitation to the public to think about where they are going, whereas, SOMEWHERE / SOMEHOW talks about the space between idea and creation and of what possibility lies there. The text also talks about the use of a public art gallery and the potential for the public to respond. GoMA itself sits on a shallow plinth, raised slightly above the pavement, it is on this ‘plinth’ that the work is placed. However the ‘plinth’ or entrance to GoMA is a public meeting place. A square for conversation and exchange as it has been for centuries since it was the city’s Exchange Building. The building itself can actually be invisible to some with people wondering what it is or are they permitted to come through its grand looking pillars? Weiner’s text highlights this moment of discovery and potential and activates the space outside, but gives that power to the public to do with as they may.

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About Mary Rose

A student blogger with a passion for travel, tea, and the art world. I’m also a published short fiction and poetry writer, an amateur photographer, and a burgeoning wine snob.
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One Response to Come What May

  1. Reblogged this on Big Red Carpet Nursing and commented:
    Inspiration built into the sidewalk!

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