Glasgow international

Across the City in Gi2020

by Richard Parry, September 20th, 2019

Further solo exhibitions in Across The City will include a new commission by susan pui san lok curated by Mother Tongue, exploring witchcraft, gender, power and language; an exhibition of new work by Irish artist Katie Watchorn spanning the gallery and courtyard at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover; At Glasgow Print Studio, Pakistan-born, New York-based Seher Shah will present an exhibition of new work concerned with the materiality of line as a presence, or weight, through drawings, etchings, woodcuts and photogravures; A project by interdisciplinary artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, whose work takes the form of provisional projects and experiments, will take place at Glasgow School of Art; a painting exhibition exploring magical ritual, the Occult and landscape as it relates to Queer identity by Andrew Sim;  The Rattle Library will present the hypothetical film season, “Shy Radicals Film Season (and Training Films)”, from Hamja Ahsan‘s book ‘Shy Radicals’; the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri will feature new drawings at The Gardener’s Bothy at Studio Pavilion; and Sulaïman Majali will show a new work that takes writing, the object and the image to consider intra-exile, absence, stream and feed.

New moving image works will include: Tell me, how do I feel?, by Annie Crabtree at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; an ambitious exhibition of installation, video and sound by Netherlands based artist Dan Walwin at David Dale Gallery.

New group exhibitions and joint collaborations will include an immersive installation by Glasgow-based artist Urara Tsuchiya, in collaboration with fashion photographer Ben Toms and composer Viki Steiri. A hotel room will host live readings and musical events, which will be furnished with Tsuchiya’s bespoke ceramic and textile works.  At the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), a joint project by Francis McKee and D Graham Burnett will take the form of an artistic research symposium, on the subject of “Vigils and Vigilance: Attention, Duration, Subjectivity”. At Project Ability gallery, an exhibition of drawings by Leslie Thompson, Nils McDiarmid and Robin Wise and, at Street Level Photoworks, Body of Land, an intimate exploration of African diasporic femininities by two cross-media artists: Awuor Onyango from Nairobi, Kenya and Sekai Machache from Dundee. A group exhibition of new work by Kate Davis, Charlie Hammond and Hayley Tompkins, Termite Tapeworm Fungus Moss, will explore their shared interest in the commonplace; Andrew Black and Aman Sandhu will each present a new film in Shed 3 at House for an Art Lover; Mathew Parkin will present a new online work exploring dialect; and Aideen Doran, Beth Dynowski and Susannah Stark will show Worksong, an exhibition which looks at the effects of work on our construction of self, others, and wider social, political, ethical and theological ideologies and imaginaries, at Glasgow Project Room. Between Bodies, an exhibition of intimate new work by Ima-Abasi Okon and Emmie McLuskey, will explore the human desire to communicate and non-verbal forms of speaking, and will take place at the artist’s home in Glasgow.

A group exhibition exploring our diminished capacity to pay attention to one another in a world based on a ceaseless cycle of consumption, featuring work by Hyphen Labs, Alan Warburton, Nastja Sade Ronkko, Michael Mandiberg, Addie Wagenknecht and Garnet Hertz, will be on show at the University of Glasgow / Somerset House. Commissioned by Civic Room, William Joys, Liv Fontaine and Wassili Widmer will showcase a series of performances at a working car wash in the centre of the city. At Springburn Clydesdale Bank Katerina Sidorova, Debbie Young, Thomas Abercromby (+ other artists tbc), will present ‘You’re Never Done’, inspired by the infrastructure and ethos of a Glasgow North ‘steamie’. Commissioned by Understate, Adam Christensen, SAGG Napoli, Nora Turato and Jeanne Tullen’s show and series of performances at The Garment Factory will rethink patriarchal domination of the body. The Black Quantum Futurism collective, artists Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa, take up a residency at The Old Hairdresser’s with exhibition, workshops and performances; an installation of fabric-based works by Rae-Yen Song and Rabiya Choudhry will take place in a southside shop space. In the Heritage Centre at House For An Art Lover, Sekai Machache and Thulani Rachia will present a two-person solo exhibition.

In the Merchant City Area Ashanti Harris, Zephyr Liddell and Paul Shofolahan will present a site-specific performance, JUMBIES. Several venues around the city centre area will host an exhibition focusing on contemporary Queer Costume and Performance in Glasgow; presented by Love Unlimited with artists Furmaan Ahmed, Ratty Byebye, Sorcha Clelland, Flint MacDonald, Benaissa Majeri, Davinder Singh, Sgaire Wood and Dylan Moore.

The Cypriot artist Leontios Toumpouris will work with the pupils of Oakgrove Primary School to produce a site-responsive mural. At Alastair Dearie’s studio/shop in Maryhill, Alistair Dearie, Lotte Gertz and Lorna Macintyre will stage an exhibition intended to investigate and contemplate an expanded idea of still life. A sequence of tableaux vivants created by artists Nic Green, Ashanti Harris, David Sherry, Pester and Rossi, Stewart Laing, Minty Donald, Neil McGuire, Nick Millar will be presented in a city centre garage. At CCA Theatre Space Adrien H. Howard and Elizabeth Murphy will stage a serialised radio play, telling a semi-fictional story set in Glasgow at the time of the festival. Cabbage presents an exhibition of drawings and painting, Don’t Let The Bastards Bring You Down, by Huhtamaki Wab , Liv Fontaine and Paul Kindersley, with an accompanying programme of performance. Recalled to Life, a series of performative walks and exhibition by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich and commissioned by Platform, will uncover the dramatic story of the lost Easterhouse Mosaic through physical fragments, re-enactment and eyewitness stories. A collaborative exhibition by three artists, Debbie Young, Erika Silverman and Raymond Strachan, will be sited in a former queer sex club in the city centre. A performative event by Daniella ValzGen and Catalina Barroso-Luque will interweave cultural misunderstandings and shifting power dynamics in female relations.



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