GENERATION coincides with the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and aims to reinforce Scotland’s position as an international centre for the visual arts.
Scotland is a major presence on the international contemporary art scene producing a disproportionate number of prize-winning artists. Since 2001, a quarter of artists nominated for the Turner Prize have developed their practice in Scotland and Glasgow will be the first Scottish city to host the prize in 2015.
GENERATION will be more than just exhibitions; it will include an ambitious public engagement and events programme taking place across the country with an aim to make contemporary art more accessible and relevant to as wide a range of people as possible. Young people in particular will have the opportunity to shape the programme to their needs and interests.
“If you think contemporary art is not for you, I’d urge you to give GENERATION a try. It’s home grown work which is admired and enjoyed across the world.
“GENERATION is also about the future, about inspiring young people to want to play their part in the next twenty-five years of contemporary art in Scotland.” - Iain Munro, Acting CEO of Creative Scotland