Wolfgang Tillmans And Jeremy Deller Headline Glasgow Art Festival

Turner Prize winning artists Jeremy Deller and Wolfgang Tillmans announced as headliners at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (20 April 2012 – 7 May 2012)

Jeremy Deller, winner of the Turner Prize in 2004, will be presenting a major new, interactive public artwork called Sacrilege. After its appearance at the GI Festiv 2012, the work is then set to head to London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Wolfgang Tillmans, winner of the Turner Prize in 2000 – the first ever photographer to win the award – will be staging his first solo exhibition in Sotland since 1995. The show will feature an exemplary range of Tillmans’ practice which over the past two decades has been thought to have redefined photography. First recognized in the early 1990s for his intensely affecting and unconventional images of friends and other young people in his social circle, he has developed a highly developed style of image making that encompasses a broad range of subjects and includes a powerfully unique presentation. In 2009 he was awarded the Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie.

These two newly announced projects will headline the 18-day Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (20 April 2012 – 7 May 2012), now in its fifth edition. Showcasing work by more than 130 artists across nearly 50 of Glasgow’s best permanent and temporary exhibition venues, the Festival will bring together exhibitions by the best international and local artists. Directed by Katrina Brown, the programme will feature a series of newly-commissioned works that draw on a range of disciplines, including visual art, dance, film, music, performance and theatre.

Other highlights include the largest show to date in Scotland by Glasgow-based 2011 Turner Prize contender Karla Black, who will exhibit a series of new major sculptures in the grand ground floor of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). The Festival will also see the first exhibition of works on paper by Glasgow-based 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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