Jennifer Bailey

9 July – 4 September 2016

Exhibitions Satellites

Jennifer’s practice explores and questions the permeability of art production to patriarchal structures, desire, capital and paid work. Often revealing the conditions of its making, her work investigates the visual codes that constitute authenticity. Expanding from an interest in the productive body at work, a new wall drawing and series of sculptures pointed towards our bodily experience of materials and residues of work.

The title of the exhibition – Will I Make a Good Father, Mother, Sister? –resounds as a personal, even confessional question and for Jennifer 'implies a subject that is in development, or in the midst of a process of becoming'. As she frequently takes her family as a participant or subject, the title is also suggestive of this familial context, and the production of gender roles. Sarah, Jennifer's sister, is a reoccurring figure in her work and in Will I Make a Good Father, Mother, Sister? she was cast as an indeterminate corporate worker – the smiling subject of a glossy head shot.

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Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2016 participants were: Jennifer Bailey, Mark Bleakley, Anastasia Philimonos, Katie Schwab and Hamish Young.

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This is an archived programme entry.

2 Elisa Giardina Papa U Scantu A Disorderly Tale 2022 Video and ceramic installation Still frame from video Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Tanja Wagner

Exhibition launch | "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale


29 Feb 2024

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Elisa Giardina Papa
"U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale


1 Mar 2024 — 19 May 2024