Here’s more from Glasgow International, the biennale by any other name which is opening this weekend.
The great boon of the festival is its intent to introduce artists who may not have been exhibited seriously in this country before.
At the Glasgow Sculpture Studio is an excellent show featuring Liz Magor and Alisa Baremboyn. For both it’s their first institutional show in the UK. Magor is Canadian, born in 48. Baremboyn is based in NY, born in the Soviet Union in 82.
In a display of fantastic professionalism, I’ve left all my notes in my room, so I’ve no idea what any of these works are called.
Come on, show your face.
It’s such a strong show.
I’m now evengelically Magor.
I say her name about every fifth word.
Matthew Smith at Koppe Astner.
There’s 27 of them.
Based on the saw in Roobarb and Custard.
Roobarb used to go into his shed and get sawing.
They’re so so major.
Upstairs at Mary Mary is Emily Mae Smith.
Monika Sosnowska at Modern Institute.
A close-up, because I went during the opening.
A lot of people.
So imagine this massive, filling a room.
You get the idea.
And yes that is a dog taking a shit in the background.
I hadn’t realised quite how much mid-performance.
That guy at the back.
Derrick Alexis Coard at Project Ability.
And I’ve barely begun.