Glasgow International announces 2016 programme

Glasgow International is excited to announce details of the programme for its seventh edition, opening on 8 April 2016. Directed by Sarah McCrory, the 2016 programme is comprised of new works, site-specific commissions, exhibitions and events at over 57 spaces across the city of Glasgow.

Exhibiting work by more than 228 of the best local and international artists, the 2016 Festival will build on the success and energy of the previous editions and further showcase Glasgow as one of the world’s most important centres for the production and display of contemporary visual art.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Glasgow International Festival is a tremendous celebration of the city’s standing within the international arts community and we are delighted to be able to offer our support again for 2016. As well as exhibiting the works of Scotland’s finest visual artists, it will also bring together many notable figures from across the world for a diverse event programme that continues to attract impressive audiences with every staging.”

Highlights for the 2016 Festival will include:

Solo exhibitions by international and Glasgow-based artists including Claire Barclay, Tamara Henderson, Helen Johnson, Cosima von Bonin, Derrick Alexis Coard, Tessa Lynch, Rallou Panagiotou and Monika Sosnowska.
New commissions by British artist Aaron Angell, Turner Prize Winner Simon Starling and Venezuelan artist Sol Calero.
Major group exhibition at Tramway, responding to Glasgow and its status as a post-industrial city, featuring artists including Lawrence Lek, Sheila Hicks, Alexandra Bircken, Mika Rottenberg, Amie Siegel, exhibition co-designed with Martin Boyce.
Over 40 group shows and 36 solo exhibitions by Glasgow-based, UK and international artists
Diverse new venues used across the city including listed Kelvin Hall, Roller Stop Roller Rink and No 1 Royals Terrace.

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