Glasgow International Announces 2016 Program

Cosima von Bonin, HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT, (2014).Installation View at Mumok, Vienna.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York.

Glasgow International has announced details for its seventh edition, which will launch on 8 April 2016.

Directed by Sarah McCrory, the forthcoming edition of the visual arts festival will showcase new works, site-specific commissions, solo and group exhibitions, and events at over 57 spaces across the city.

The program including solo exhibition by Claire Barclay, Tamara Henderson, Helen Johnson, Cosima von Bonin, Derrick Alexis Coard, and Monika Sosnowska, as well as new commissions by British artist Aaron Angell, Turner Prize Winner Simon Starling, and Venezuelan artist Sol Calero.

Lawrence Lek, Bonus Levels (2013-ongoing).<br>Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Lawrence Lek, Bonus Levels (2013-ongoing).
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

A big group exhibition at Tramway will explore Glasgow’s status as a post-industrial city and contemporary arts hub, through the work of artists including Lawrence Lek, Sheila Hicks, Alexandra Bircken, Mika Rottenberg, and Amie Siegel.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Sculpture Studios will stage a two-person exhibition by New York-based artist Alisa Baremboym and Canadian artist Liz Magor, the first institutional exhibition of both artists in the UK.

“The next edition of the festival has been programmed to incorporate a careful balance of artists to form a discussion around making, the post-industrial complex and the city,” McCrory said in a statement. “The importance of the wealth of artistic talent in Glasgow both emerging and established is well represented, alongside exceptional international artists, as part of a timely and important discourse.”

Aaron Angell, Grotwork (2015). Installation View at Studio Voltaire London.<br>Photo: Andy Keate Courtesy of the artist, Rob Tufnell London, and Studio Voltaire London.

Aaron Angell, Grotwork (2015). Installation View at Studio Voltaire London.
Photo: Andy Keate Courtesy of the artist, Rob Tufnell London, and Studio Voltaire London.

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