Each artist has been influential in interrogating the parameters that have shaped our contemporary condition through addressing definitions of the self, and reflecting on disconnected realities, with their approaches in print, sculpture and painting respectively. The Modern Institute exhibits key and new works characteristic of each artists’ longstanding practice.
Anne Collier has developed a far-reaching body of work that considers our evolving relationships—emotional, psychological, biographical, etc.—with photographic images and with the medium of photography itself. Central to Collier’s project is a consideration of the processes through which we develop highly personal relationships with photographic images, and how these narratives both relate to and negotiate photography’s own relationship with memory, melancholia and loss; all of which revolves around identity and time, using images from the past which have been meticulously edited in the present.
Jim Lambie’s flair in realising the potential of the everyday through upending our expectations of familiar objects and universal experiences distinguishes his prominent artistic output. Lambie creates psychedelic environments using everyday objects, conceiving multiple disconnected realities. As an expression of transition—timely, given the recalibration of social behaviour across the globe due to the pandemic—Lambie’s manipulation of the door’s structure investigates and plays with the concept of gateways. Acting as an archetypal object on which to imagine a new horizon, Lambie thus invents portals that transcend time and space. A new series of door sculptures will be shown for Art Basel: Portals.
Marc Hundley is known for his unique way of encapsulating moments that can be considered intimate and solitary, each work inscribed with the precise date and location of the moment the piece is influenced by. Dealing directly with time and experience, his latest works stimulated by the period of isolation and marked by two definitive events in the collective conscience: beginning with seclusion and silence, and the gradual longing and anger culminate at the event that would become the advent to a new global chapter—providing a personal narrative to an unprecedented collective experience.
The Modern Institute was founded in Glasgow in 1997. The gallery works with internationally established and emerging artists. Working on both public and private shows with the artists worldwide, the gallery hosts a program across its two spaces in Glasgow, as well as curating projects in galleries and institutions internationally.