11 June 2021 — Announcement

GI: Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary visual art returns

We are delighted to see the return of Glasgow International with events at venues across Glasgow and online opening today. As our curatorial partners for Scotland + Venice 2022, we have seen first hand the challenges that GI has had to overcome to bring the festival back safely. We could not be more pleased or proud of the team to see it return with what will be a key milestone on the road to our recovery.

Glasgow International festival of contemporary visual art will take place from 11 – 27 June 2021. Originally scheduled to open in April 2020, the festival comprises over 70 exhibitions and events, performances and talks over 30 spaces across the city and online, showcasing work by over 100 artists.

The festival’s theme is Attention, which amongst other things, invites us to think about how we pay attention to things and people around us, and the place of art in this.

Visitors will encounter a Commissioned Programme of exhibitions, curated on the theme of Attention and taking place in many of the city’s most well-known venues. Alongside this runs the Across the City Programme, selected from proposals by artists, arts organisations, curators and producers who live and work in Glasgow.

GI2021 will also present a Digital Programme, giving artists an alternative space in which to present work.

Visit the GI website for more information on the programme of exhibitions and events.