Holy Wave @ Laurieston Arches: An interview with Roi Carmeli

Nestled in the middle of another few exhibitions within the Laurieston Arches and as part of Glasgow International, this particular exhibition seemed so playful and inviting, bright and vibrant. I was there on the opening night for an evening of various live musical acts and DJ’s, and wanted to come back and see it in […]

Mark Leckey: Nobodaddy at Tramway

It’s an intimidating but interesting experience when you venture into a darkened room in a gallery. You’re kind of on edge in case you’re going to trip over or stand on something that’s part of the work. This is how I felt entering Leckey’s exhibition.

Job is situated in the centre of the room with the video projecting some footage of the figurine placed in different situations and environments, which flickers off the sculpture highlighting what looks like lesions, sores and flayed skin covering the body, reminiscent of Dennis Potter’s classic The Singing Detective whose protagonist suffers head to toe from the debilitating disease psoriatic arthritis. Medieval plague victims and lepers also came to mind.

Glasgow International 2018 – Duggie Fields @ Modern Institute

It seems every aspect of this installation has been considered right down to the lips cushion, reminiscent of Dali’s Mae West lips sofa, and is something of an indulgent aesthetic overload throughout. There is no work and life separation, Fields’ every waking (and sleeping) hour is an artwork. He eats, drinks and sleeps art.

Glasgow International 2018// 20 April – 7 May// Opening week preview

One of the most anticipated visual arts festivals in Europe will return this week, and GAB has a pick of the very best exhibitions and events for you to see.  Throughout the festival, we will be posting highlights, exhibition reviews and artist interviews of some of our favourites. Glasgow International is a festival which comes […]