In addition to the programme announcement made in November, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art today announced two major new projects for the festival.
GI will be presenting the work of Jeremy Deller and Wolfgang Tillmans. They're also taking this opportunity to open up priority G.I.P. booking for some of our ticketed events at the Festival.
For GI Festival 2012, Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller will present Sacrilege, a major new, interactive public artwork to be situated on Glasgow Green. Characteristic of Deller's on-going exploration of contemporary culture, the ambitious new commission will be his first public project in Scotland with investment from Creative Scotland.
Sacrilege has been co-commissioned by GI Festival 2012 in collaboration with the Mayor of London. The work is set to head to London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Common Guild will present Scotland's first solo exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans since 1995. The show will include an important group of works acquired by the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre. Works featured in the exhibition will be exemplary of the range of Tillmans' practice which over the past two decades has been thought to have redefined photography.
And finally, from today G.I.P.s will be able to take advantage of priority booking for three ticketed Festival events:
• The Making Of
• A Piece Danced Alone
• No Meal is Complete Without Conversation
We expect demand to be high for all of these events and booking will open to the public from Wednesday 22nd February.
To become a G.I.P. and secure your ticket for these events today, sign up now on our website. As well as priority booking, you'll also gain acess to a range of exclusive benefits and your support will help the festival grow.
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