and The British Council
are to be the joint owners of Steve McQueen's Giardini, the British showing at the 53rd Venice Biennale, widely praised in the international press for its sensitivity and beauty.
The gift arose from the collaboration between The Art Fund
with Outset Contemporary Art Fun to finance half the production costs of the film, under which The Art Fund jointly received an edition of the work to give to a public collection at the end of the Biennale, which closed on 22 November. The arrangement means the work will be seen at home and abroad; plans are being devised by Tate to show the film in the UK, while the British Council is making arrangements for it to travel to China in Spring 2010.