UP Projects went to the opening of the seventh edition of Glasgow International last week. GI is a biennial festival of contemporary art which was set up in the city in 2005. This year it takes place from 8-25th April and is definitely worth the trip. Glasgow is an incredible city full of creativity, thought and politics which Glasgow International capitalises and expands upon.
This year’s festival shows a good balance of local and international artists with a strong focus on female artists including important works by Mika Rottenberg, Amie Siegel, Helen Johnson and Tamara Henderson. Another UP Projects highlight is Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape a film which sees Holden become a cartoon avatar, delivering a lecture on the nuanced laws of physics in the world of cartoons.