Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
TASTE! is a new, semi-permanent exhibition on display in Gallery 2 at GoMA. Some of its pieces will be put in rotation, however just now the collection features the works of artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Beryl Cook, Fischli/Weiss, Sarah Forrest, Andy Goldsworthy, Douglas Gordon, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, David Shirgley, Stanley Spencer, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner.
It contains artworks from Glasgow Museum’s collection as well as material from GoMA’s archive. The first room features around sixteen pieces of artwork with Warhol and Bresson at the forefront. The pieces shown are extremely interesting and eye catching from the moment you enter the room. The exhibition with its current display is very much worth seeing as it explores how collections are built, artworks are commissioned, and exhibitions organised. While walking to the other room where around eight pieces are featured, visitors can look at some of the archived material. Those include letters written by the artists, their plans of building and creating their art and exhibition ideas.
The way the display has been organised and shown allows visitors time with each piece. You don’t feel rushed and have enough space to freely admire the work. TASTE! Is a display which by hanging artwork and archive together suggests that object and idea are of equal importance and offers the exhibition as a space to enjoy, question and discuss the value of art. GoMA describes the exhibition as “a snapshot of our collecting history, with some never before seen archive material expanding on GoMA’s rich history.”