The festival presents new work and commissions by over 140 Scottish and International artists and contributors within exhibitions, seminars, artists’talks and events, across more than 30 venues and spaces throughout the city.
Under the curatorship of Francis McKee, GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL - Festival of
Contemporary Visual Art 2006 presents new work and commissions by over 140 Scottish
and International artists and contributors within exhibitions, seminars, artists’
talks and events, across more than 30 venues and spaces throughout the city.
Growing out of the existing infrastructure in the visual arts in Glasgow, the Festival both celebrates and supports the continued growth and achievements of Glasgow’s visual arts sector. The programme aims to reflect the position of Glasgow as a centre for production and exhibition of internationally significant visual art and brings to this context a range of work, much of which has either been specifically commissioned or brought to the UK for the first time for the Festival.
Festival Curator, Francis McKee said: ‘Now in its second year, the goodwill and support of the city’s art community has been sustained and it has become clear that the festival is being shaped by the city’s unique arts infrastructure - the mix of grassroots organisations, small galleries, independent artists, the larger spaces and the city’s rapidly changing urban landscape.
‘It is fitting, then, that this year’s Festival reflects the work of artists based in the city as much as it highlights international work from abroad. Many exhibitions have been specifically commissioned for Glasgow International while others highlight works that are being shown for the first time in Scotland. ‘As a curated Festival, this mixture of commissioning and selection is vital. These emerging years of Glasgow International have proven that there is a role for the Festival and as it grows, there is then a need for more time for research and for the commissioning of more ambitious exhibitions.
‘For these reasons, GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL will become a biennial event with the next Festival taking place in 2008. We are confident that extending the period of development will enable us to respond to the growth and momentum that Glasgow International is stimulating.’
GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL 2006 - PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Jumana Emil Abboud, Pavel Acosta, David Adika, Fikret Atay, Darren Banks, Claire Barclay, David Batchelor, be+: Jude Barber & Uli Enslein, Beagles and Ramsay, Dave Beech, Catherine Bertola, Karla Black, Blood ‘n’ Feathers: Jo Robertson & Lucy Stein, Pablo Bronstein, Stefan Bruggemann, Bug' duo: Nicolas Demarchelier and Oliver Toutlemonde, Cabin exchange, Cameron Webster Architects, Cath Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Aileen Campbell, Rebecca Catterall, Simon Chadwick, Joe Clark, Marcus Coates, Anne-Marie Copestake, Jo Coupe, Will Daniels, Nicola Atkinson Davidson, Neil Davidson, Richard Deacon, Jennifer Douglas, Tilo Einert, Pete Evans, Paul Finnegan, Flying Kite Club, Richard Forster, Douglas Fraser, Steven Gontarski, Alejandro Gonzalez, Henrik Hakansson, Mark Handforth, Siobhan Hapaska, Something Haptic, Iain Hetherington, Joe Hillier, Ashley Hipkin, Damien Hirst, Gun Holmstrom, Shirazeh Houshiary, Richard Hughes, Lynn Hynd, Fiona Jardine, Sanna Kannisto, Willi am Kentridge, Ferdinand Kriwet, Darren Lago, A. R. Lamb, Laura Lancaster, Michael Landy, Torsten Laushmann, Adrian Lear, Glenda Leon, Kalup Linzy, Edward Lipski, Sarah Lucas, Ant Macari, Francis MacDonald, Neil McGuire, Fla'via Muller Medeiros, Paul Merrick, Alex Morrison, Paul Moss, Craig Mulholland, Mark Neville, Isabel Nolan, Daniel Padden, Seb Patane, Grayson Perry, Ciara Phillips, Chloe Piene, Olivia Plender, Simon Popper, Radical Software Group, Ginny Reed, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Richard Rigg, Alasdair Roberts, Eva Rothschild, Gary Rough, Jonathan Scott, Robert Sharp, Jamie Shovlin,l Ross Sinclair, Daniel Sinsel, Patti Smith, Ettie Spencer, Cecilia Stenbom, Kerry Stewart, Matt Stokes, The Open Eye Club, Miles Thurlow, Sue Tompkins, Hanna Tuulikki, Mark Wallinger, Sarah Walton, Leo Warner, Katy West, Miranda Whall, Rachel Whiteread, Bedwyr Williams, Lucy Wood, Dawn Youll
Opening: 19 April 2006
125-129 High Street - Glasgow