Watch: Glasgow art duo Beagles & Ramsay introduce their major new exhibition at GoMA

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The GoMA show from Beagles & Ramsay, is an exhibition of newly commissioned work which has transformed the space with sculpture - including life size figures - and video.

Creative directors Beagles & Ramsay, who work from a studio in Glasgow’s East End, will unveil three new NHOTB & RAD fashion lines, as the gallery becomes a flagship store, filled with clothing and accessories, and the 81 life size figures, sculpted from recycled office furniture and reclaimed display materials .

Some of these figures will model the collections alongside video animations featuring their digital avatars.

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NHOTB & RAD (the acronyms refer to the artists’ long-standing alter egos, New Heads on the Block and Rope-a-Dope) continues the artists’ exploration of the politics and tensions within consumerism and the contemporary workplace.

A minimalist carpet tile clad boutique will house the ‘Holding Pattern’ capsule collection of city office wear, which is laser cut in timeless charcoal grey with subtle contrast stitching. Signature pieces include the ‘Dash Dress’ with elongated arrow arms to delineate the body with a starkly fresh geometric profile.

A second pop up boutique will showcase the ‘Zero Collection’ of hybrid sports-workwear. A range of durable and strikingly colourful technical fabrics are finished with bold fluorescent stitching and angular pockets. Sharply defined silhouettes, fused with utilitarian forms, characterise garments such as the ‘Cipher Hoodie’ and the ‘Null Sweat’.

At the heart of NHOTB & RAD at GoMA will be a select group of couture pieces presented on a fractured catwalk. Textures and materials include luxurious British wool with finely embroidered motifs, contrasted with sharply cut stainless steel necklaces and accessories. The centrepiece will be a two-metre tall intricately wrapped geometric ball gown.

Watch the interview with The Scotsman above.

GoMA, 111 Queen St, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH

14th Oct 2023 - 28th Apr 2024

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