Jeremy Deller
“Art isn’t about what you make, but what you make happen.”
Jeremy Deller is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary artists, having won the Turner Prize in 2001 and represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. At MIF09, he presented Procession, which invited ramblers, smokers and Big Issue sellers to join brass bands and former mill workers on the streets of the city. ‘I like what has happened in Manchester, historically, politically, musically, and I’ve always enjoyed being there.'