Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary visual art
Glasgow International festival of contemporary visual art will take place from 11 – 27 June 2021. Originally scheduled to open in April 2020, the festival comprises over 70 exhibitions and events, performances and talks over 30 spaces across the city and online, showcasing work by over 100 artists.
The festival’s theme is 'Attention', which amongst other things, invites us to think about how we pay attention to things and people around us, and the place of art in this. For a further curatorial introduction to the 'Attention' theme, and how this has shifted over the past year, please click here.
Visitors will encounter a Commissioned Programme of exhibitions, curated on the theme of 'Attention' and taking place in many of the city’s most well-known venues. Alongside this runs the Across the City Programme, selected from proposals by artists, arts organisations, curators and producers who live and work in Glasgow.
GI2021 will also present a Digital Programme, giving artists an alternative space in which to present work.
Click here for a full list of festival credits, thanks and acknowledgements.
The Digital Programme features artists from Across the City and the Commissioned Programmes representing their in-person exhibitions online as well as work made for the easily accessible digital programme.
Around 30 artists have made work specifically for the Digital Programme.
It also features a commissioned film from Anne-Marie Copestake in which artists from across the GI2021 programme converse, whether filmed in person around Glasgow or electronically over long distances, bringing together a prismed lens on the city’s visual art scene and its associated protagonists at a time like no other.
And for more artists in conversation, subscribe to the Glasgow International podcast, Encounters.
Dive into the programme below.