february, 2020

27feb10:00 am9:00 pmArt on the Lease10:00 am - 9:00 pm NGS (West)


Event Details

Art on the Lease
An exhibition bringing together artworks from rental properties around Glasgow. Lots of these artworks are usually kept in cupboards, where they stay out of sight but within the terms of the tenancy agreement. Not all of these artworks are unloved by their tenants, and some are proudly displayed around the home, but none of the work on display has been chosen. In the fashion of the "Salon des Refus├ęs", this exhibition showcases a category of art that is typically disdained by galleries but that many people have to live with. "Art on the Lease" compares the often decorative function of art in the home, to the often critical function of art in the gallery. Most of these artworks hold a unique value to their temporary owners, who tend to care for them out of a desire for their deposit as opposed to genuine appreciation. The collection also explores wider issues around the lack of agency for tenants during the UK housing crisis.


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 9:00 pm


NGS (West)

1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TL