Image: Jeremy Deller, Sacrilege, 2012
GI provides a platform for the best of contemporary visual arts and artists including newly commissioned work and work that has not been seen in Scotland before. It aims to stimulate the development of visual arts practice in Glasgow and strengthen the international networks of the Glasgow visual arts infrastructure. From artists’ studios through to major museums, by way of a vast range of venues new and old, the Festival is the perfect moment to get to know more about contemporary art and how and where it takes place in Glasgow. Packed with events, talks and tours as well as major world-class exhibitions, some by artists living in the city and others by leading international figures, the GI Festival offers a unique moment in the British cultural calendar and presents Glasgow’s art scene at its liveliest and best, including significant commissions of new work such as major public art projects.
In 2014, GI will take place prior to the Generation project which will celebrate 25 years of contemporary visual arts and also during Culture 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Games 2014.