Glasgow International 2020

Bahar Yürükoğlu and Alex Sarkisian

I can't open the can because my nails are painted


New film work by Bahar Yürükoğlu and Alex Sarkisian explores the artists’ collaborative relationship, which began after they met in Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, and continued until they met again exactly two years later in the inverse climate of Guna Yala, Panama.

By turning the camera on the artists, the film reveals concerns around their self-positioning in these particular sites, as well as their individual positions within the collaboration. Conceived as a film installation for GI, the work builds on narratives of the Anthropocene and inherited histories, whilst examining a relationship between the two figures based on uncanny humour.

Supported by Hope Scott Trust and House for an Art Lover.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

At House For An Art Lover’s Bothy

Paul Deslandes & Tine Bek

As we fall we walk


As we fall we walk focuses on the concept of mobility and movement by exploring ideals of perfection and disconnection between body and mind.

By combining references to the trivial and the unequivocal, this joint research-based project by Paul Deslandes and Tine Bek interrogates perceived prevalent presuppositions on our ability to move in a frictionless structure, and investigates the notions of perpetual motion, system degradation, freedom and constraint associated with movement.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

At House For An Art Lover’s Studio Pavilion.

Rosie O’Grady (Open Glasgow Bursary Recipient)

May Day


This project attempts to agitate how artist Margaret Macdonald is represented. In 2016, French educators Marie-Noëlle Lanuit and Jean-Claude Piquard created a giant clitoris-shaped crop circle to protest the marginalisation of female sexual pleasure.

As Glasgow marks 150 years since the birth of Macdonald’s collaborator and husband, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this project remodels Macdonald’s gesso panel ‘The May Queen’ as a crop circle.

Drawing upon a shift in the social and political history of May Day, it explores how crop circles might depart from associations with the paranormal and hoaxes to be come a mode of protest and distress signal.

Supported by Glasgow International and The James Hutton Institute.


Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

Please note that Rosie’s work is on display at both the Heritage Centre and the main House for an Art Lover building.

Scott Caruth

Cazzate Su Cazzate (Bullshit On Bullshit)


Cazzate Su Cazzate (Bullshit On Bullshit) is a solo exhibition and publication by Glasgow-based artist Scott Caruth. It responds to markings found in the archives of the Italian Communist Party in Modena, Northern Italy.

Doodles, sketches and defacements made upon meeting minutes, bills and internal correspondence by party members will serve as the basis for an investigation of surface and authorship.The project was conceived as part of residency between Fondazione Fotografia in Modena and the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

At House For An Art Lover’s Project Space

Winnie Herbstein



Studwork uses video and installation to traverse the masculine territory of the building site. It situates itself within real life encounters, agitprop feminist rehashing and online tutorials.

Short skits demonstrate moments of exclusion as well as depicting a community in Glasgow that has gathered around the learning of a trade. In particular, this will highlight the women+’s welding collective Slaghammers and the Women in Construction course at City of Glasgow College. Reflecting newly acquired skills-set, the environment vows to be tactile, structural and androgynous.

Supported by Glasgow International, Victoria Mitchell, House for an Art Lover, City of Glasgow College, Slaghammers, Hope Scott Trust and Axisweb.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

At House For An Art Lover’s Shed 3

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