Glasgow International 2020

John Russell

John Russell (b. 1963) lives and works in London.

Russell’s education includes St Martin’s School of Art London (BA), Slade School of Art, and Goldsmith’s College of Art (MA).

Recent solo exhibitions include: DOGGO, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (2017); Head Gallery, Okey Dokey: Head Gallery hosted by Linden, Dusseldorf (2017); SQRRL, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York (2015); Aquarium Proletarium, MOT International, London, (2014); Then Suddenly Like All At Once, The Black Mariah, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2013)

Recent group exhibitions include: It’s all the same fucking day, man…, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris (2018); CONDO: Emalin, London (2017); Cos only Difference can return my friend, 83 Pitt Street, (2016); Against Interpretation, 265 Canal, New York (2016); Le Bourgeois, 4 Eros House, London (2016); Lofoten International Art Festival 2015, Disappearing Acts, (2015).

Joseph Buckley, Jamie Crewe, Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, E. Jane, Sam Keogh, Mai-Thu Perret, John Russell

Cellular World: Cyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror

Director's Programme

Cellular World is a group exhibition featuring works by nine different internationally renowned artists that introduces the key thematic concerns of this year’s Director’s Programme.

We live in a world where technology plays a large and changing role in everyday life. In an age of social media, most of us will have avatars – versions of ourselves – online, prompting us to question how we are represented and how we represent ourselves. At the same time, we are at a historical moment where the future frequently appears as a precipice between utopia and dystopia.

The works on show explore questions of identity and individual and collective consciousness at a time of prolific social change and uncertainty, when reality can often seem more like science fiction.

Curated by Richard Parry, Director, Glasgow International.

Includes works commissioned by Glasgow International. Supported by Glasgow Museums, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.

Fri 20 April – Sun 7 October
Mon – Wed & Sat, 10am-5pm
Thu, 10am-8pm
Fri & Sun, 11am-5pm

Performance by Sam Keogh:
Sat 21 April, 12pm

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