THE GLASGOW WEEKEND is a 3-day festival of innovative, diverse and highly acclaimed visual art, film, performance, music and design from Glasgow, presented at the Volksbühne Theatre and BQ, during Berlin Art Week 2013. THE GLASGOW WEEKEND is co-curated by Berlin-based gallery BQ and SARAH LOWNDES (author of "Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene") and features new works from Turner Prize winning artists DOUGLAS GORDON and RICHARD WRIGHT, and coincides with an exhibition of new works by internationally renowned artist DAVID SHRIGLEY at BQ (opens 14th September, until 26th October). Other highlights include FRANZ FERDINAND, playing songs from their eagerly anticipated 4th album, "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" (20th September), TORSTEN LAUSCHMANN’s site-specific cinema performance "At the Heart of Everything a Row of Holes" (21st September) and nightly parties hosted by acclaimed avant-garde Glaswegian DJ duo OPTIMO. The programme also showcases music, performance and sculptural interventions from emergent Glasgow-based artists JAMIE BOLLAND, ROMANY DEAR, RAYDALE DOWER and ASHANTI HARRIS. Newly commissioned publications by PRAWN’S PEE and THE BURNING SAND and merchandise co-designed by Richard Wright and APRIL CRICHTON will form part of a pop-up presentation in the Volksbühne by Glasgow gallery and bookstore GOOD PRESS. At BQ’s additional showroom and at the Pavillon der Volksbühne, will be presented a group exhibition entitled VALISE (opens 18th September, until 28th September), curated by Glaswegian galleries DAVID DALE GALLERY, THE DUCHY and by Sarah Lowndes.
THE GLASGOW WEEKEND is sponsored by Creative Scotland, British Council and BQ