Stonehenge’s Inflatable Replica Started Glasgow International Festival
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art started on Friday with the unveiling of the iconic British artist Jeremy Deller's major public work "Sacrilege".
For the first time for the Turner Prize winning artist, his recreation of a full-scale, inflatable replica of Stonehenge will be exhibit during the whole festival for public use. Deller's exploration of contemporary culture in all its forms is display with this new piece of art situated on Glasgow Green.
"It's something for people to interact with, it's a big public sculpture," Deller mention in The Guardian. "It is also a way of interacting with history and archaeology and culture in a wider sense" he added.
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During 18 days, the Festival will present some of the top in contemporary art in different spaces and locations, including venues such as the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Tramway, through to artist-run collectives and newly discovered spaces in the city.
Sacrilege will be at shown during the whole festival before being shipped to other destinations across the UK and finally to London for the Olympic Games.
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