July 14, 2012

jeremy deller: sacrilege

sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of stonehenge for people to bounce on by turner prize-winning artist jeremy deller, is now at yorkshire sculpture park as part of a tour that will see it travel to 25 locations across the country.

a co-commission between glasgow international festival of visual art and the mayor of london, the work was enormously popular when, supported by creative scotland, it appeared in glasgow earlier this year. with support from arts council england it is now travelling around the country as part of the nationwide london 2012 festival.

deller's sacrilege is aimed at people of all ages and its appearance in ysp is expected to attract a lot of local interest, adding to the excitement of the country hosting the 2012 games. it is also light-hearted way for people to think about one of the uk's most iconic historic monuments. jeremy deller said: 'a lot of my work deals with history, and sacrilege is no exception, this is a way to get reacquainted with ancient britain with your shoes off.'

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Anonymous said...

great....I want to be there and feel it