Glasgow's appeal is visceral. A grey and often grim place which only becomes attractive once you experience its rough charm in person.

I fell in love with the city when I studied at the Glasgow School of Art, so this short film by Frieze has been sitting at the top of my "To watch" list all week.

Over its thirty minute duration a host of artists and curators — including Laura Aldridge, Duncan Campbell, Alasdair Gray and David Harding — talk about Glasgow's relationship with the art world:

They speak of the time Allen Ginsberg came to town, the wonder of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the gallery boom of the 1990s, and the appeal of the grand buildings in Glasgow with their sweeping staircases and enormous, trademark bay windows providing such beautiful white, Scottish light.
— http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/our-glasgow

Posted to life in 2014.

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