UT­TER WASTE OF ART SPACE

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A LEAD­ING art mu­seum is host­ing a bizarre new show – with no ex­hibits.

The ex­hi­bi­tion by Dutch artist Mar­lie Mul will leave a mas­sive gallery space at Glas­gow Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art empty for months on end.

The only items on dis­play at the ex­hi­bi­tion, called This Ex­hi­bi­tion Has Been Can­celled, are signs – declar­ing it to have been can­celled.

Mu­seum bosses say it is meant to make the pub­lic ques­tion how rel­e­vant a new art ex­hi­bi­tion is in mod­ern so­ci­ety.

Cu­ra­tor Will Cooper said: “Per­haps GoMA and, by ex­ten­sion, other mu­se­ums and gal­leries would be bet­ter placed as a space for an­other kind of ac­tiv­ity?

“The pub­lic have been in­vited to re­spond and sug­gest ways that we might use the space.

“We’re ex­cited by the dif­fer­ent types of ac­tiv­i­ties that might be on of­fer.” Mul is a Dutch artist who lives in Ber­lin. Mu­seum bosses de­clined to dis­close how much has been paid to her for the ex­i­bi­tion.

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