February 24, 2005 - Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art - Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, 21 April – 2 May 2005
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February 24, 2005

Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, 21 April – 2 May 2005

Glasgow International
Festival of Contemporary Visual Art

21 April – 2 May 2005

info [​at​] glasgowinternational.org

www.glasgowinternational.org

Today, Francis McKee, curator of Glasgow International announced programme details of this, Glasgow’s first curated and commissioning Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, which will take place across the city over twelve days from, Thursday 21 April until Monday 2 May, 2005.
Participating Artists:
DOUG AITKEN / FRANCIS ALYS / DOUG AUBREY / ROSS BIRRELL / STEFAN BRUGGEMANN / TOBIAS BUCHE / JOHN BYRNE / JOTA CASTRO / STEVEN CAMPBELL / RUTH CATLOW / JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN / RIBIYA CHOUDHRY / CLANDESTINE INSURGENT REBEL CLOWN ARMY / CRITICAL ART ENSEMBLE / ANDREA CROCIANI / MINERVA CUEVAS / STEVEN DICKIE / PETE DOWLING / EM-SPACE / FIREBIRDS / GHAZEL / GREGORY GREEN / ALEXANDER GUY / ALASDAIR GRAY / LARRY ELLIOT / NICK EVANS / KEITH FARQUHAR / ALEX FROST / MICHAEL FULLERTON / JACK GOLDSTEIN / JORDAN & HEWITT / DOUGLAS GORDON / WILL DUKE / CYNTHIA GUTTIERREZ / RACHEL HARRISON / IAIN HETHERINGTON / RONNIE HEEPS / MARINE HUGONNIER / STEPHEN HURREL / ICOLS / ELIN JAKOBSDOTTIR / MIKE KELLEY / JACK KNOX / MARTIN KRENN / BARBARA KRUGER / TORSTEN LAUSCHMANN / RORY MACBETH / MARIS / LUCY MCKENZIE / CHUAUTEMOC MEDINA / YES MEN / ROBB MITCHELL / ALEXANDER MOFFAT / JOHN MULLEN / PLATFORM / CRAIG MULHOLLAND / DAN NORTON / AISLING O’BEIRN / LEE O’CONNOR / HAROLD OFFEH / POINTLESS CREATIONS / ALEX POLLARD / HARRY PYE / SIMON POULTER / JAI REDMAN / OLIVER RESSLER & DAVID THORNE / KATE RICH / JO ROBERTSON / ANRI SALA / JACKIE SALLOUM / SILO / SANTIAGO SIERRA / MELANIE SMITH / SMITH/STEWART / MONICA SOSNOWSKA / LUCY STEIN / MICHAEL STUMPF / THE ATLAS GROUP / UHC / VACUUM CLEANER / VARIANT / VERSION / HUGH WATT / MEL WILLS / ADRIAN WISNIEWSKI

Under the curatorship of Francis McKee, curator, writer and a contributor to the contemporary visual arts scene in Scotland, Glasgow International seeks to provide an opportunity for the development and exhibition of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists.

Glasgow International has grown out of the existing infrastructure in the visual arts in Glasgow, and 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 will bring 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.

Glasgow International is working together with Glasgow’s leading visual arts venues along with new sites, indoor and out, to deliver a world-class annual event which will profile Scottish and International contemporary visual artistic talent.

The programme highlights a number of internationally significant artists who are based in the city. It also supports a range of grassroots activity, highlighting the many emerging artists that Glasgow continues to produce and sustain. The range and quality of Glasgow’s exhibition spaces – both indoor formal spaces and outdoor ‘found’ spaces will reflect Glasgow’s capacity to exhibit internationally significant visual art.

Many Glasgow and Scottish based artists enjoy International support from Visual Arts Festivals worldwide. Glasgow International is a unique opportunity to give those artists the chance to bring that work to Scottish audiences and in return host International artists.
Francis McKee, Curator, Glasgow International said:
‘Glasgow’s international reputation in the contemporary art world is founded on the many achievements of artists based locally. This new Festival of Contemporary Visual Art has been designed to showcase the high level of artistic activity that generates such attention and to bring this to a much broader public. In its first year it is clear from the programme that there has been an overwhelmingly positive response to the project by venues and artist-run spaces across the city.’

‘The festival has no dominant theme. Instead, the various and diverse participants have been encouraged to highlight their own approaches to contemporary art, reflecting the kind of work that happens throughout the year, every year, in the city. Alongside local artists, international figures from abroad will participate and it is a particular pleasure to present works from The Jumex Collection at Tramway. It seems unfair, however, to single out too many highlights given the quality of work from everyone participating. The creation of the festival is the result of a strong collective effort from organisations large and small across the entire city’.

For more information, please visit www.glasgowinternational.org or email info@glasgowinternational.org

Notes:
Francis McKee is Head of Digital Arts and New Media at CCA Glasgow, teaches on the MFA in Glasgow School of Art and is a researcher in the field of Open Source Software and Intellectual Property. He was co-curator of the Scottish exhibition at Venice Biennale in 2003 and has also published work on artists such as Simon Starling, Salla Tykka, Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Matthew Barney, Rosalind Nashashibi.
Selections of his work are available on www.francismckee.com

The event has received financial backing from Glasgow City Council, Scottish Arts Council, EventScotland, Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, and is further supported by UZ Events and the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board, under the auspices of Glasgow: Scotland with Style initiative.

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