Glasgow International at Tramway

Posted on 4 Apr 2018 in News, Visual Art

​The eighth edition of Glasgow International, Scotland's largest festival for contemporary art​, opens this month. 


Taking place over three weeks every two years, the festival will bring work to seventy venues and spaces across the city. Tramway is once again a must-visit site on the GI map, with three significant exhibitions as part of the Director's Programme: 

Together with GI, Tramway has co-commissioned and co-curated a solo exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey.
Leckey has taken inspiration from a small statuette of Job from the Wellcome Collection, reconfiguring it to human proportions to create a relatable, abject figure who occupies Tramway’s vast main gallery. 

The continent of Europe is moving towards Africa at the rate of approximately 2cm per year – eventually it will slide underneath entirely. Paris-based Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga takes this fact as a starting point for a new multi-faceted installation, Soft Measures

For Dark Continent: SEMIRAMIS, Tai Shani creates a large-scale immersive installation that also functions as a site for performance, presented in Tramway 1. The work is an experimental adaptation of Christine de Pizan’s 1405 proto-feminist text The Book of the City of Ladies. 

Glasgow International opens on Friday 20 April and most exhibitions run until 7 May. 

Not wanting a good thing to end though, at Tramway Soft Measures runs until Sunday 17 June and Mark Leckey’s exhibition runs until Sunday 1 July. Our programme will be accompanied by a variety of events from our Take Part team.