14 exhibitions you can still visit in person
You're in luck, there's still a chance to catch GI2021 art exhibitions
Glasgow International’s in person festival might be over, but a number of exhibitions are still open to the people to visit.
So while the weather’s nice, why not get out and make a day of it? There’s lots of exceptional work still to experience…
Nirbhai (Nep) Singh Sidhu
An Immeasurable Melody, Medicine for a Nightmare
For his first solo exhibition in Europe, Canadian artist Nep Sidhu presents a body of work embedded in Sikh metaphysics and histories to explore relationships between memory, memorial and the divine.
Gallery of Modern Art, till 5 Sept 2021
Sammy Baloji, Bodys Isek Kingelez
This exhibition brings together two artists from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sammy Baloji and Bodys Isek Kingelez, whose work shares an exploration of warped colonial legacies alongside visions of future living.
Tramway, till 24 July
S1:E4 is the new episode in Martine Syms’ project SHE MAD (2015-ongoing), in which the artist incorporates elements of the sitcom format to explore the sign of blackness in the public imagination.
Tramway, till 25 July
Nils McDiarmid, Leslie Thompson, Robin Wise
It’s in the detail
It’s in the detail brings together work by three artists based in different cities across England and Scotland who have much more in common than their medium: Nils McDiarmid from Edinburgh, Leslie Thomson from Manchester, and Robin Wise, who lives in Aberdeen.
Project Ability Gallery, till 25 July
Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way
Glasgow Print Studio is playing host to the first major exhibition in Scotland of large-scale quilts by Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way, the collaborative powerhouse of London-based Annabelle Harty and Sheelagh Boyce, who lives and works in Glasgow.
Glasgow Print Studio, till 25 July
France-Lise McGurn’s newly commissioned installation draws on her personal experiences of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the hours she spent there as a child and then later as an adult, inhabiting but also observing. In particular, Albert Moore’s well-loved painting, Reading Aloud (1884), has provided a point of departure for McGurn: especially the very specific positioning and postures of the models, its textures and ambiguous lack of urgency or context.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, till 1 June 2022
At The Modern Institute’s gallery on Osborne Street are two 16mm films by Luke Fowler. Throughout his career, Fowler has sought to explore the limitations of conventional modes of documentary filmmaking through a varied practice which encompasses film, sound, installation, photography and performance.
The Modern Institute (Osborne Street), till 30 August
Inside The Modern Institute’s gallery on Aird’s Lane and expanding onto the green space outside are new works by Eva Rothschild that extend the artist’s interest in reinvigorating conventional sculpture. Rothschild, who represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2019, makes work that displays close attentiveness to contemporary relationships between society and the individual.
The Modern Institute (Aird’s Lane), till 30 August
Sekai Machache, Awuor Onyango
Body of Land
Body of Land is an intimate exploration of African diasporic femininities in Scotland and Kenya, featuring Awuor Onyango and Sekai Machache, who collaborated in a residency exchange supported by the British Council’s East Africa Arts programme, produced by Fòcas Scotland and supported by Street Level Photoworks.
Street Level Photoworks, till 1 August
Laura Aldridge, Leanne Ross, Judith Scott
The Outside is Inside Everything We Make
The Outside is Inside Everything We Make is a group exhibition conceived by Glasgow-based artist Laura Aldridge. Aldridge explores collaborative ways of working to challenge the limiting systems of value that are imposed upon creativity.
Kendall Koppe, till 24 July
Denise Ferreira da Silva, Arjuna Neuman
Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum
Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum is a newly commissioned film and installation by Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva. Against and instead of apprehension, it fosters an image of existence as otherwise: one that is not driven or predicated by predatory desire and lethal abstraction or total extraction and its articulations as ethnography, border regimes, slavery, sexual violence, global trade and mining.
Centre for Contemporary Arts. till 24 July
Zero-Grazing encompasses a series of new sculptural works by Katie Watchorn which occupy the gallery at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. Watchorn’s practice is rooted in the rhythms of farming and land management in rural Ireland.
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Love, till 23 July
Dan Walwin creates works that attend closely to the observed patterns and rhythms of their subjects, as ways of finding keys to their operating logic. These function by combining video, sound and sculpture to channel visceral sensation, playing with the scale and dissonance of forces and forms.
David Dale Gallery and Studios, till 31 July
No Cover Up
Ingrid Pollard uses different photographic processes alongside printmaking, artist books, installation, video and audio to shed new light on important subjects. Following a residency in 2019 this solo exhibition reveals her responses to the materials held in the Lesbian archive at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Glasgow Women’s Library, till 23 July