Art preview: Five things to see at Glasgow International

Lubaina Himid, winner of the 2017 Turner Prize PIC: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
Lubaina Himid, winner of the 2017 Turner Prize PIC: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
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Glasgow’s biennial festival of contemporary art, which runs from 20 April until 7 May, promises a mixture of international talent and grassroots energy. Scotsman art critic Susan Mansfield picks her highlights

Lubaina Himid: Breaking in, Breaking out, Breaking up, Breaking down, Kelvingrove Museum

The winner of last year’s Turner Prize, right, who has a long association with Glasgow, creates a new commission for the main hall of Kelvingrove Museum, a giant carriage suspended in mid-air, adorned with mythical creatures.

Mark Leckey, Tramway 2

Another past Turner Prize winner creates a new solo show for Tramway inspired by a small statuette of the biblical character of Job, scaled up and converted into a 7.1 audio system.

Ross Birrell: The Transit of Hermes, CCA

A chance to see films by Birrell commissioned for Documenta 14: an Argentine horse at the gateway to New York’s Central Park, and evidence of Birrell’s own ride from Athens to Kassell before Documenta in 2017.

Mick Peter: The Regenerators, Dalmarnock Gas Purifier Shed

Glasgow artist Mick Peter has worked with young people from across the West of Scotland to create a 90m long billboard on the empty facade of the building. Through the windows of his crumbling buildings, further surprising and humorous dramas can be viewed.

Early Learning, Scotland Street School Museum

A group of artists, including Nick Evans, Scott Myles and Toby Paterson, worked with their children to create work celebrating and exploring the legacies of the Kindergarten educational method, right.

Glasgow International, 20 April-7 May, glasgowinternational.org