Friday, 16 March 2012

Jeremy Deller commission for Glasgow International

Jeremy Deller, whose exhibition 'Joy in People' is currently on show at the Hayward Gallery in London, is presenting his first major public project in Scotland, titled 'Sacrilege', at this year's Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art.The work is set to head to London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It has a rather mysterious air. The Glasgow International website only describes it as 'an interactive public artwork to be situated on Glasgow Green for the duration of the festival', which runs April - May 2012. And: 'This major new work is characteristic of Deller’s on-going exploration of contemporary culture in all its forms.' The accompanying photo (pictured above) apparently of Deller looking at a bit of stone, is equally unforthcoming.
The last clue is: "‘Sacrilege’ may not be operational in extreme weather."

To find out the current status you can ring the info line on: 0141 287 2874 or follow the project on Twitter
Sacrilege has been co-commissioned by GI Festival 2012 in collaboration with the Mayor of London, and has been supported by Creative Scotland.

Can't wait to find out what the heck it is.

To visit the Glasgow International website, see:

To see info about the project, visit:

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