Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012
Here are just a few of the 2012 programme highlights:
Jeremy Deller – Sacrilege (Until 7 May, Glasgow Green, Free)
Commissioned by GI in conjunction with the Mayor of London, Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege is an ambitious interactive public artwork situated on Glasgow Green. Taking the form of a life size blow up model of Stonehenge and doubling up as a giant bouncy castle, it’s been a big hit so far with audiences of all ages.
The Making of Us (Until 7 May, Tramway, Free but Ticketed)
The opening weekend of the work gave the public the opportunity to move freely around the stage sets and become extras in the film. For the duration of the festival, audiences can now observe the film being edited as well experience some live performances on set.
Rosalind Nashashibi (Until 7 May, GI Festival Hub, Free)
Shot in 16mm film, this is her first major work in Scotland since 2009.
Festival goers will also have the chance to see major solo exhibitions from Scotland and Venice artist Karla Black (Until 24 June @ GoMA, Free), 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright (Until 24 June @ Kelvingrove, Free), and the Dutch artist Folkert de Jong (Until 7 May @ Mackintosh Museum).
For those looking to acquire some art, GI has teamed up with Culture Label and the Creative Scotland supported Own Art scheme, to commission a suite of limited edition works from Karla Black, Rob Chum, Henry Coombes and Corin Sworn.
The works are available to buy in person from the Festival Hub and online via the Culture Label website.
For information on the full 2012 programme and details of how to book tickets, visit the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art website.
GI Festival receives investment from Creative Scotland and is also funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland, and Scottish Enterprise. The Festival is produced and managed by Glasgow Life.
Main Image: Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege © Steven Robertson
Still from The Making of Us © Graham Fagen
Still from Jack Straws Castle by Rosalind Nashashibi, 2009, 16 mm film (17’), Commissioned by ICA London/Bergen Kunsthall.
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