ANTOINE NESSI // UNCERTAIN SOLDIER
THE PIPE FACTORY 24/07- 06/08
PREVIEW SATURDAY 23/07_6-8PM
Opening Times: Thursday – Sunday 12-5PM
In conjunction with Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Triangle France, The Pipe Factory is pleased to announce UNCERTAIN SOLDIER, an exhibtion of new works made by Antoine Nessi during his three-month artist exchange at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Throughout his residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Nessi has been influenced by the presentation of armament in weaponry trade shows. UNCERTAIN SOLDIER presents the culmination of this research: a new collection of sculptural works that seek to subvert the aesthetic of modern weaponry and the business of war.
Since 2015, The Pipe Factory has collaborated with the GSS to provide a space in which residents can produce a public outcome as a part of their exchange. The Pipe Factory committee were also included on the selection panel for Nessi’s invitation to participate.
Born in 1985, Antoine Nessi lives and works in Marseille, France. He studied at the Dijon National School of Art, at the National School of Decorative Arts (ENSAD) in Paris and at the Paris National school of Fine arts (ENSBA). Recent solo exhibitions include “Monuments pour la société cauchemardesque”, Galerie Interface, Dijon (2015), and “L’Usine moderne”, 360 m3, Lyon (2013). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as “Place publique”, Fonderie Darling, Montreal (2015), “Être Chose”, Ciap Vassivière/ Treignac Project, (2015) and “The promise of moving things”, curated by Chris Sharp, Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine ( 2014), amongst others. In 2010 he was the recipient of a residency program at the Fonderie Darling in Montreal, Quebec (2010).
Please don’t be put off by our scaffolding! But we ask visitors to be aware that there is ongoing building work at The Pipe Factory, which may affect some experiences of the show. Access is currently via the doors on Moncur St.