AIRetc @ Glasgow International 2016

Opening tonight as part of GI2016 current Edinburgh College Artist In Residence Hazel Powell & Contemporary Art Etc graduates Evie Thornton & Georgia Sparkes will  be performing atthe Gorbals Caladonia Road Church as part of Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich’s Circus Between Worlds project. 

Sisters, Evie and Georgia will join Hazel in performing new work by Hazel specially commissioned for the opening evening of the large scale contemporary art performance event.

Walker & Bromwich’s Circus Between Worlds brings together a maverick troupe of artists. Starting it’s life in the ruins of the Iconic Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson Church on Caledonian Rd in Glasgow, the Circus Between Worlds will appear out of the darkness as if an encampment has arrived in town, bringing with it a bizarre and eclectic collection of performers. A series of performance nights will take shape, hovering somewhere between the first hints of circus performed on village greens in rural France and the sentiment of death metal. The Circus Between Worlds seeks to rekindle the natural sense of awe which we remember from childhood; when fairies and elephants still frequented our doorsteps in dreams. But it does not forget the dark spaces and the nightmares.

Circus Between Worlds is a free-form learning environment, bringing together artists across the spectrum of their creative development, from established artists, recent graduates and students, in a familial frisson of ideas and energies, creating an open framework for pure expression while interrogating the particularity of site.

 Artist including: Walker & Bromwich, Maria Fusco, David Sherry, Francis Thorburn, Jedrzej Cichosz, Urara Tsuchiya, Sion Parkinson, Richard Whitby & Sooyon Kim, La Malle des Indes, Emma Finn, Stasis, Edwin Li, Graham Mack, Susan Mowatt, Frankie Burr, Hazel Powell, Astrid Newman & Francesca Hawker and students from Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art and Newcastle University. Lighting by PETER JARSDELL LTD

Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich’s collaborative practice seeks to explore the space between ‘what exists and what is possible’ re-igniting Utopian Ideologies.

The project is hosted and facilitated by WAVEparticle as part of their Open Spaces project. For more details see www.waveparticle.co.uk

Website: http://www.circusbetweenworlds.org

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GI Official Website: http://glasgowinternational.org

Glasgow International (GI) Festival Of Visual Art.

16.04.10 – 03.05.10

Glasgow’s museums, galleries, streets, bridges and hidden spaces will showcase the work of national and international artists when Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art returns in April 2010, building on the critical and popular success of the Festival in 2008.

An epic and immersive installation in the enormous interior of Tramway, a soundwork resonating from the banks of the River Clyde, an assortment of surreal objects inserted within the collection of one of Europe’s most important museums, drawings and sculptures from one of contemporary culture’s most influential artists, and bicycles take to the city’s streets for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art’s fourth edition.

Under the artistic direction of Katrina Brown and inspired by the relationships between past, present and future, over 50 artists are presenting sculpture, drawings, film, video, soundworks, performance and music in venues and locations, ranging from the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and Tramway to diverse artist-run collectives, small galleries, temporary sites and the hidden and outdoor spaces of the city.

Glasgow-based artists remain at the forefront of the Festival with David Shrigley creating a collection of intriguing sculptures and objects for museum cases at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; Glasgow-born Susan Philipsz realises her first outdoor sound work on home ground along the banks of the River Clyde, and Douglas Gordon opens the Festival with a new video installation citing his own landmark work 24 Hour Psycho, first shown at Tramway in 1993. Renowned environmental arts organisation NVA re-enact the infamous White Bike Plan, a Dutch anarchist eco-action of the 1960s, by releasing fifty white bikes onto the streets of Glasgow, whilst Kate Davis and Faith Wilding collaborate on an exhibition exploring feminist legacies in contemporary art at CCA.

A number of international artists sit at the heart of the programme ;-

*Drawings from the ARTISTS ROOMS collection by Joseph Beuys who had strong links to Scotland and whose work provides a powerful context to much of the work showing in the Festival.

*Renowned Swiss artist Christoph Büchel, known for his massive-scale hyper real experiential works takes on the imposing space at Tramway with a dramatic new commission.

*David Maljkovic (Croatia) – one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Europe in recent years – has his first solo show in the UK – video and collage works in a specially designed sculptural installation in a new space in the Merchant City.

*Gerard Byrne, who represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2007 presents a major new film work; and internationally acclaimed artist Fiona Tan shows her mesmerising film installation Tomorrow at the Gallery of Modern Art.

*Punk artist-designer and radical feminist Linder exhibits her montage images at Sorcha Dallas gallery and presents a unique performance in collaboration with fashion designer Richard Nicoll and musician Stuart McCallum.

In addition other galleries, venues and artists’ collectives such as Transmission Gallery Lowsalt, market Gallery, The Modern Institute, Mary Mary , FINN collective, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and SWG3 create new works in found spaces, existing venues and on the streets of the city. Washington Garcia presents the work of Australian artist David Noonan at the Mitchell Library, while Glasgow Sculpture Studios is working with Jimmie Durham.

Further details of these exhibitions and others are still to be announced and we will keep you updated as often as possible.

The Festival’s exhibitions programme is complemented by a lively programme of talks, screenings, seminars, performances and other events.

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