Glasgow International 2020

Ajamu, Claire Heuchan, Nosheen Khwaja, Raju Rage, Kareem Reid & Camara Taylor

After Dark


GoMA hosts six artists in conversation, paying homage to the TV series After Dark, a late-night discussion programme broadcast between 1987 and 1997. What kinds of conversations would artists have After Dark?

This event is part of Polygraphs, a group exhibition centred on Abstract, by Hito Steyerl, which explores truth, fiction and evidence in a complex world. After Dark plays with the museum institution, the public and the private and how our spaces are informed by the conversations within them.

Dates and times TBC

Barby Asante and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable

Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II


Join artist Barby Asante and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable for a performance in response to Horace Ove’s film ‘Baldwin’s Nigger’, 1969 – a documentary of James Baldwin and Dick Gregory discussing the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Great Britain.

In conversation with a number of local people involved in arts and cultural work, social justice and activism Barby and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable will rework the script for ‘Baldwin’s Nigger’, forming the basis for a performance which engages with many issues we are facing at this time in history and how James Baldwin’s writings and thinking resonate with society today.

For more information and to book a free ticket please see Eventbrite.

Saturday 5 May, 6.30pm-8pm

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

Sam Keogh

Cellular World: Kapton Cadaverine Performance


As part of the Cellular World group show for GI2018, Sam Keogh’s Kapton Cadaverine has transformed a corner of GoMA into the interior of a dilapidated starship. The installation is activated by a performance. It begins with an astronaut waking up in the battered cryopod at the centre of the ship. He displays symptoms of premature thawing: memory loss, confusion, frostbite. His stained outfit mark him out as the source of the ship’s filthy condition. He acknowledges the audience but only as hallucinations, spectral symptoms of a prolonged lack of human contact. Intermittently speaking and listening to the on-board computer, he tries to make sense of his surroundings by reassembling scattered memories of the Earth he left behind. These monologues are interrupted by manic descriptions of androids with liquid latex blood, the bacteria feeding on the ship’s walls, or an explanation of a Soviet philosopher’s idea to circumvent the heat death of the universe through a re-ignition of the Big Bang.

Kapton Cadaverine continues Keogh’s interest in melding performance, installation and sculpture into scrappy and mutable wholes. Sculpture and collage serve as props and mnemonic devices for the performance but are also in excess of these functions, spilling over with idiosyncratic detail and extraneous information. Here, the objects shift between artwork made by Keogh, props used by the performer and ambiguous technologies made by the astronaut in a vain effort to patch up the malfunctioning ship. In this indeterminate space, materials, memories and affects begin to smudge into each other until a sticky cognitive map begins to emerge.

Sat 21 April, 12pm

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