Glasgow International Festival Of Visual Art

Glasgow International Festival Of Visual Art
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Two-yearly festival of contemporary art commissioned from artists around the globe and including exhibitions in traditional gallery spaces, plus unique site-specific installations and live performance art. The 2012 festival featured acclaimed shows by Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeremy Deller and Ruth Ewan, and the 2014 festival is under new director Sarah McCrory.

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Glasgow International 2014: emerging artists to watch out for

25 Mar 2014

Featuring Hardeep Pandhal, Lauren Hall, Jay Mosher, Gabriele Beveridge, Lucy Clout and Kate Cooper

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art’s MFA programme last year, Hardeep Pandhal (right) has enjoyed an increasingly high profile. He was selected for last year’s New Contemporaries (Bloomberg’s showcase of graduating artists) and was awarded this…

Glasgow International 2014: programme highlights

25 Mar 2014

Featuring Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne, Henrik Pätzke, Sue Tompkins, Hudinilson Jr and more

Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne: Love The once abandoned Govanhill Baths continues its new lease of life as an arts venue, this time hosting Hamilton and Byrne’s inflatable sculptures, first installed at London’s Poplar Baths during the 2012…

Preview of 2012 - The best events this year

9 Jan 2012

Featuring the Cultural Olympiad, The Dark Knight Rises, WU LYF, Glasgow International and more

It’s 2012, but fear not, things aren’t as bad as they seem. Before you decide to occupy government property, or smash a brick through Dixons, take heart in the folklore of a simpler age. For when times are black, you can always rely on the comfort of…

David Shrigley at Kelvingrove

21 Apr 20104 stars

A wee stuffed dog standing upright on its back feet with a placard that says ‘I’m dead’ welcomes you to the Study Centre in Kelvingrove Museum. Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley has replaced the objects usually on display in the vitrines and drawers…

Gerard Byrne: A Thing Is a Hole in a Thing It Is Not

21 Apr 20104 stars

Newly commissioned, the title for this multiple screen video installation by Irish artist Gerard Byrne is taken from a statement by American minimalist Carl André. Lauded for his fictional reconstructions articulated in relation to modernist aesthetics…

Linder - King’s Ransom (Hybrid Tea)

21 Apr 20104 stars

Linder is probably best known as the creator of the artwork for Buzzcocks’ 1977 album Orgasm Addict. Thirty years on, King’s Ransom (Hybrid Tea) demonstrates the breadth of her practice through drawings, photography, collage and sculptural…

David Noonan: Spiel

21 Apr 2010

Washington Garcia has taken operations off-site for three weeks to present the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Australian artist David Noonan. For the exhibition, Noonan, whose work blends myth, fact and fiction in a diverse range of found imagery…

Douglas Gordon: 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro

21 Apr 20103 stars

‘If I was alone in here,’ one visitor is overheard to admit, ‘I would touch myself.’ Perhaps the exclamation is a little loud, and extreme, but there is undoubtedly something unendingly seductive about Gordon’s characteristically dark…

Streetland taking art to the streets at Glasgow International

21 Apr 2010

Time was, the streets seemed paved with community artists, purveyors of grassroots festivals in neighbourhoods well beyond the centres of excellence that stole their thunder. The swingeing funding cuts of the 1980s that attempted to stamp out…

Glasgow International - Happenings and performances

16 Apr 2010

Whether reflecting or informing current art world vogues, the plethora of events and performances in the Glasgow International programme assures an energy that will distinguish it from the conventional biennial format. Presenting mock symposiums…

Glasgow International 2010 highlights - Katrina Brown interview

15 Apr 2010

GI director Katrina Brown introduces some of the festival’s themes and highlights This year’s festival takes place across a vast array of spaces and places in Glasgow, from major museums and regular contemporary art venues to temporary sites and…

Glasgow International Art Festival

10 Apr 2008

‘What we’ve tried to do this year is suggest a loose theme of ‘public and private’, which runs through many of the curated shows,’ says Francis McKee, director of the biannual Glasgow International, talking me through the 70 plus exhibitions, public…

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