The first thing you should know about GI is that it’s happening at the same time as Culture Hack. Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) is taking place across the city from Friday 20th April 2012 – Monday 7th May 2012. So this is a living, breathing dataset – the listings from this year’s festival.
We’ve split the GI listings into two different datasets: one contains one-off events and the other contains ongoing elements of the programme.
What is GI?
Visual art happens all year round in Glasgow but for two weeks every two years, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art puts it firmly in the spotlight. From artists’ studios through to major museums, by way of a vast range of venues new and old, the Festival is the perfect moment to get to know more about contemporary art and how and where it takes place in Glasgow.
Packed with events, talks and tours as well as major world-class exhibitions, some by artists living in the city and others by leading international figures, the GI Festival offers a unique moment in the British cultural calendar and presents Glasgow’s art scene at its liveliest and best, including significant commissions of new work such as the the major public art project Lowlands by Susan Philipsz (for which the artist was nominated and went on to win The Turner Prize 2010.
What are GI interested in?
There are two things we’re keen to start to unpick:
First of all, how can we be more mobile? People are moving about Glasgow during GI, what tools can we give them to help them do that more effectively & creatively?
Secondly, GI takes place once every two years. For just over two weeks, we’re very much in the public eye. And then we fade away. How can we maintain a higher profile throughout the year through our digital presence?