Glasgow International 2014 will feature Jim Lambie, Aleksandra Domanović and more

A first look at Glasgow International's 2014 programme, under new Director Sarah McCrory, and featuring work by Jim Lambie, Anne Collier, Sue Tompkins, Aleksandra Domanović and more

Preview by News Team | 17 Feb 2014

Returning for its sixth edition, the biennial Glasgow International Festival of the Visual Arts is back this year with a huge programme of exhibitions, events and pop-up venues in amazing locations, and featuring the work of 150 acclaimed artists from 24 countries, including Jim Lambie, Anne Collier, Sue Tompkins, Aleksandra Domanović and more. The programme was announced today, including details of the reopening of the McLellan Galleries, which will feature work by Jordan Wolfson, Avery Singer, Hudinilson Jr. and Charlotte Prodger, connecting with Homecoming Scotland 2014. 

The 19-day festival, which runs from 4 April until 21 April, is under the Directorship of Sarah McCrory, formerly the curator for arts organisations including the Frieze Foundation and Studio Voltaire, who has carefully curated and overseen a series of commissions and new projects, showcased in a series of events, performances and talks at venues throughout the city as part of the Director's Programme. Artist Michael Smith will have his first UK solo show at Tramway Galleries 1 and 5, exploring the medium of television. At Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art, Aleksandra Domanović will explore the marginalisation of women in popular science fiction, in the form of a series of large scale sculptural banners – this will be her first institutional exhibition in the UK. Sue Tompkins meanwhile will present a live performance featuring a new suite of fabric pieces, paintings and works on newsprint, as part of her exhibition Come to Orzak

Simon Martin's work will be featured at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, including a film which the programme describes as "a remote drift through objects and reproductions gleaned from multiple sources within the collection of the museum." Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne's work will feature in an exhibition called LOVE at Govanhill Baths, inspired by advertising, psychedelia and pop culture, and featuring brightly-coloured inflatable statues. There will also be exhibitions featuring work by Gabriel Kuri at The Common Guild, Anne Collier at The Modern Institute, and Lucy Reynolds at Glasgow's Women's Library. 

Elsewhere, Jim Lambie will present a curated show at his Voidoid Archive gallery, featuring local and international artists. From 4-6 April the Counterflows Festival will feature collaborative sessions between visual artists and experimental musicians, featuring new work by Luke Fowler, Mika Vainio, Lee Paterson and others, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts and other venues. Fiona Jardine, Sue Tompkins and Mark Beasley will feature in a series of curated events at BBC Scotland Pacific Quay, in partnership with BBC Arts. Glasgow Film Theatre meanwhile will feature a strand called Art Screen, celebrating arts documentaries, with screenings of films across art forms including visual arts, architecture, literature, music and photography alongside events and discussions – the full programme for Arts Screen will be revealed next month. 

Merchant City creative space Wasps Studios will be the festival's Creative Hub this year, acting as a central source for visitors looking for exhibitions, events and information. Read the full programme online for times and prices of events, and full listings of the 150 artists featured in this year's festival.