28 01 2019

Julian Spalding, New Honorary Member of ISSA

Julian Spalding the former curator of Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, and Zheng Dongping the Deputy Secretary-General of ISSA attended the British artist Hock Aun Teh's exhibition at Malaysian National Gallery of Art, in January. With this meeting, in order to thank Julian for his support for the international sculpture cause, ISSA has the honour to invite Mr. Julian Spalding to become an honorary member.


Julian Spalding (born 15 June 1947 in Lewisham, South London) is an English art critic, writer, broadcaster and a former curator. Considered to be a controversial maverick and outspoken critic of the art world, he has frequently contributed to arts, news and current affairs programmes on radio and TV.



Glasgow Museum of Modern Art opened in 1996, is housed in a neoclassical building in Royal Exchange Square in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Since its opening, the gallery has hosted several million visitors. It has a dedicated Education and Access studio, facilitating workshops and artists talks and in the basement a Learning Library. The building also contains a café, free Internet access terminals, multimedia, art, and general book-lending facilities. Exhibits include works by David Hockney, Sebastião Salgado, and Andy Warhol as well as Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie.