NOW | Monster Chetwynd, Henry Coombes, Moyna Flannigan, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky

Sep 23, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Monster Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2014. Oil on canvas paper. Image © Monster Chetwynd, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London and Massimo de Carlo, Milan.

NOW is a series of contemporary art exhibitions displayed across the ground floor at Modern One. At the centre of the fourth instalment is a major survey of work by the Turner Prize nominated artist Monster Chetwynd.

Known primarily for her exuberant performances that feature multiple props, costumes and collaborators, Chetwynd’s presentation will include new and existing collages, paintings and performance videos. The exhibition also brings together new and recent work by four other artists whose approach to making is connected to Chetwynd’s through a shared desire to challenge convention. These include new collages and paintings by Edinburgh based Moyna Flannigan, a video installation by Glasgow based Henry Coombes, and the first ever major presentations in Scotland of installation and video work by American Betye Saar and Egyptian Wael Shawky.

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