Last year’s Glasgow International was cancelled at the eleventh hour when the pandemic hit. This year, it feels like one of the first events off the starting blocks as lockdown lifts. All credit goes to Richard Parry and his team for mounting the usual ambitious city-wide programme in times of changing Covid tiers and general uncertainty.
GI has always sought to exploit the magic which can happen between art and evocative found spaces. There might be a bit less of this in the GI commissions for 2021, for obvious reasons, but Yuko Mohri’s ghostly self-playing piano (***) and the quiet congregation of wooden sculptures by Brazilian artist Ana Mazzei (****) both seem tailor-made for the atmospheric interior of the Pipe Factory.