Glasgow International is delighted to announce details of the programme for its 6th edition opening on 4 April 2014. This innovative model of a contemporary art Festival includes a programme comprised of curated commissions and projects by new Director for 2014, Sarah McCrory as well as exhibitions and events at over 40 spaces across the city of Glasgow. Showcasing work by more than 80 of the best local and international
artists, the Festival aims to highlight artists whose practices engage in essential and critical contemporary art discourse.
The festival will also include a programme for the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014, which will include off-site projects by Jordaon Wolfson, Charlotte Prodger and Avery Singer.
More than 90% of the work included in the 18-day Festival will be new or previously unseen in the UK and will be presented in a range of media and disciplines such as installation, sculpture, performance, film, stand-up comedy, collage, ceramics, photography and painting.
Now in its sixth year, Glasgow International has a legacy of producing some of the most exciting new contemporary art commissions, recognising emerging talent and tracing the careers of artists over multiple editions. The 2014 Festival will further showcase Glasgow as one of the world’s most important centres for the production and display of contemporary visual art.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for major cultural events, and in Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art we can proudly boast to have one of the most diverse, engaging and well-programmed celebrations of contemporary art in the world. GI continues to attract huge audiences and consistently highlights Glasgow’s reputation within the international arts community, while showcasing some of Scotland’s finest visual artists alongside established international talent.”
Caroline Packman, Homecoming Scotland 2014 Director said: “In 2014, the year that Scotland welcomes the world, it is fitting that we support the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art as it ties in perfectly with the Homecoming theme of celebrating creativity. Glasgow continues to act as a vibrant and modern backdrop for this world-renowned festival and it is fantastic that unique venues, not always used to showcase art, will get their chance to shine as part of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrations. I hope the exciting commissions and projects announced today will encourage even more people to experience the festival next year.