Glasgow International

Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International, will return in 2021 between the 11th and 27th June!

Glasgow International

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11th Jun 2021 to 27th Jun 2021
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Glasgow International is the largest festival for contemporary visual art in Scotland, with over 60 admission free exhibitions, performances and events taking place over 18 days across Glasgow.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 festival was postponed to 2021 and will now take place Fri 11 - Sun 27 June 2021.

The theme for the 9th edition of Glasgow International is attention, something that has taken on new resonances since the Coronavirus outbreak and pandemic. As much a method or approach as a theme, Attention asks us to consider how, where and in whom our attention is placed at a time of seemingly constant distraction through, for instance, social media and 24 hour news feeds. What are the opportunities for close looking both in the making and viewing of art, and how we attend to others whom we care for, as well as ourselves?

The festival is a special moment, a crescendo in the creative rhythm of the city, a concentrated instance that opens up a space for relearning and recovering the stretches of time before, during and beyond it. Attention seeks to step outside the everyday and open up a new space for looking, thinking and spending time with the work of artists and to see afresh the intent behind the work.

Other Events at Various Venues or Glasgow International

Termite Tapeworm Fungus Moss

Termite Tapeworm Fungus Moss

11th June 2021 - 26th June 2021

Termite Tapeworm Fungus Moss at CCA Glasgow is an exhibition of new work by Kate Davis, Charlie Hammond, and Hayley Tompkins – which explores their shared interest in the commonplace.
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Georgina Starr - Quarantaine

Georgina Starr - Quarantaine

11th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Quarantaine is an ambitious new film by Georgina Starr which will be screened at Tramway between the 11th & 27th June as part of Glasgow International 2021!
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Jenkin Van Zyl - Machines of Love

Jenkin Van Zyl - Machines of Love

11th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Taking on the dungeon-like qualities of Tramway's T4 Theatre, Jenkin van Zyl creates a new immersive installation comprising sculpture and video built out of the remnants of decommissioned airplanes.
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Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum

Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum

11th June 2021 - 24th July 2021

For Glasgow International 2021, CCA has developed a new commission Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum with artist Arjuna Neuman and philosopher Denise Ferreira da Silva.
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Martine Syms - SHE MAD S1:E4

Martine Syms - SHE MAD S1:E4

11th June 2021 - 25th July 2021

Martine Syms explores pervasive archetypes and depictions of black experience in American television and media for her exhibition 'SHE MAD S1:E4' at Tramway, part of Glasgow International 2021.
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Sammy Baloji and Bodys Isek Kingelez

Sammy Baloji and Bodys Isek Kingelez

11th June 2021 - 25th July 2021

This Glasgow International exhibition at Tramway brings together two artists from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sammy Baloji and Bodys Isek Kingelez.
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Songs for Work

Songs for Work

Selected dates between 11th June 2021 - 26th June 2021

Songs for Work brings together sound installation and sculpture, poetry and performance by three Glasgow-based artists – Aideen Doran, Beth Dynowski and Susannah Stark!
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