Sackler CPD Tour: Opening of Glasgow International

Lubaina Hamid, Naming the Money, 2004.
Lubaina Hamid, Naming the Money, 2004.

19 April 2018—20 April 2018

CAS Museum Member curators only

Join us as we visit Glasgow for the opening of Glasgow International, the biennial festival of contemporary visual art, which brings to the fore Glasgow’s strengths as a vibrant and unique centre of artistic production and display. It includes over 45 group shows and 35 solo exhibitions by Glasgow-based, UK, and international artists.

Under the new direction of Richard Parry, who joins the festival for its eighth edition after serving as Curator-Director of the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, the 2018 programme comprises new works, site-specific commissions, exhibitions and events across over 70 venues and spaces across the city.

Glasgow International 2018 will include a Director’s Programme, as well as a wider programme of exhibitions and projects led by artists, curators and producers who live and work in the city. The Director’s Programme begins with the large group exhibition Cellular World at GoMA, which will introduce audiences to key themes that will resurface in other commissions. Prominent concepts will include ideas of the ‘cyborg’, of artificial intelligence (AI) and of avatars, at a time when most of us rely on smartphones and have an online persona through social media.

In light of era-defining changes such as the Brexit referendum result and the election of Donald Trump that have occurred since the last edition in April 2016, many of the artworks and exhibitions across the entire programme will communicate a sense of how artists are responding to the new context in which we now find ourselves. It will also include substantial new commissions in established venues such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Tramway, as well as more unconventional sites, such as Film City in Govan. Highlights include solo exhibitions by Mark Leckey, Lubaina Himid, Urs Fischer, and Duggie Fields alongside major new commissions by Kapwani Kiwanga and Linder.

Travel Bursaries are available for Museum Members, please apply by 5 March 2018. To apply and download the Contemporary Art Society Travel Bursary Form (.docx) click here

To book a place as a Sackler CPD Programme Member and/or apply for a bursary please email


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