10 January, 2006

Glasgow International

Glasgow International, the city’s curated and commissioning Festival of Contemporary Visual Art,is set to take place for a second year from Wednesday 19 April – Monday 1 May 2006.

For 2006, Glasgow International is set to build on the success achieved in 2005 and will continueto provide an international platform for Scotland’s thriving visual arts industry.

Under thecuratorship of Francis McKee, Glasgow International will host exhibitions that have beenspecifically developed for the festival in addition to further collaborations throughout the citythat will reflect Glasgow’s capacity to exhibit internationally significant visual art.

Over 28,000 visitors came to the inaugural Glasgow International which was held between 21 Apriland 2 May, 2005. Glasgow International presented over 150 artists in 29 exhibitions, installationsand artists events that highlighted new work either specially commissioned for the festival orbrought to the UK for the first time. Featuring highlights such as The Jumex Collection, BarbaraKruger, Smith/Stewart, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Douglas Gordon, the 2005 programmedemonstrated the commitment of artists and organisations across the city to create something trulysubstantial.

Glasgow International’s 2006 full programme launch will be announced in February. To receiveupdates please register on the website http://www.glasgowinternational.org

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