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Glasgow International Festival

The Glasgow International Festival has re-launched itself in a blaze of glory.It ran April 11–27,
Gi has evolved from an annual to a biennial event with a more ambitious international program, featuring exhibitions, performances, concerts, and talks in both traditional venues and an array of abandoned buildings around the city that even Glaswegians barely seemed to know exist.
First stop was the CCA for a solo exhibition of noted English photographer and video artist Catherine Yass’s work. Yass filmed high-wire artist Didier Pasquette’s attempt to walk the wire between the two tower blocks of the ’60s Red Road housing development in Glasgow.
At the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art was a Jim Lambie exhibition. The floor was covered with black and white sticky tape; LPs entombed in concrete blocks shaped like ice cubes were scattered around; there was a funky arrangement of brightly painted wooden chairs and small handbags “embroidered”’ with pieces of broken mirror.