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GI Festival 2012 begins with Glasgow Stonehenge
The biennial GI Festival event runs over 18 days and will see works exhibited across the city.
The plastic Stonehenge, entitled Sacrilege, has been created by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller.
Other festival venues include the Gallery of Modern Art and Tramway, as well as new sites across the city.
The festival features major solo exhibitions by Turner Prize winners and nominees, along with a series of talks and tours.
Glasgow-based 2011 Turner Prize contender Karla Black will stage her largest Scottish show to date.
New material by 130 international and local artists at 50 different venues will also include works by Nairy Baghramian, Rosalind Nashashibi and Alexandra Bachzetsis.
A GI Festival 2012 spokeswoman said: "Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art presents the best international contemporary art alongside leading emerging talent.
"More than 90% of the work included in the 18-day festival programme is new or previously unseen in the UK and the festival will also feature a series of newly-commissioned works."
Deller's Sacrilege will be his first major public project in Scotland and will be displayed for the Olympic Games in London later in the year.
He said the public would be able to interact with the work.
He added: "It's a big public thing in a public place. Hopefully people will respond to it in a Glaswegian manner."