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#Glasgow International 2018 goes cyber

Mark Leckey, UniAddDum (2013-15) Containers and Their Drivers, MOMA PS1.Courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London

The next edition of Glasgow International (20 April-7 May 2018), the biennial contemporary art event founded in 2005, will certainly be plugged in to the issues, and artists, shaping our times. A major group exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), entitled Cellular World, is one of 45 group shows due to open in the city next spring. Under the new director Richard Parry, artists including Joseph Buckley, Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, and Lynn Hershman-Leeson will focus on how the future is being shaped—for good or bad—by technological advances. “Prominent concepts will include ideas of the ‘cyborg’, of artificial intelligence (AI) and of avatars, at a time when most of us rely on smartphones and have an online persona through social media,” a press statement says. The event also promises to explore Brexit, featuring works that will “carry a renewed sense of urgency”. Highlights include solo exhibitions dedicated to Mark Leckey and Urs Fischer while the Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga and UK pair Linder and Tai Shani will present new projects.