Antonio O’Connell is a Mexican installation artist and architect who creates extensions and intrusions into buildings using recycled materials and items from a building’s past. He is fascinated by the contrasting characteristics of architecture, exploring the dichotomy of function through the ephemerality of his structures. These structures reflect the reality of a contrasting world –
Re-Sounding is a new work by American-born, London based artist Susan Hiller. Concerned with unearthing the forgotten or repressed, Hiller is one of the most influential British artists working today. This new video combines sound frequencies and visual patterns translated from radio waves emitted by the Big Bang with a series of eye-witness accounts of extra-
I am a lucky man because I was taught as a student by the likes of the Post Painterly Abstractionist Patrick Heron, the British Cubist Keith Vaughan, and the Master Etcher Norman Ackroyd. Although I have maintained printmaking, I became from the mid nineties forward, a sculptor. However, the colour filed painting of Heron has
Featuring interactive games designed for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Edinburgh 2014 invites visitors to take a turn with specially programmed video games and pinball machines or play a round of psychedelic foosball. This Edinburgh installation marks the first ever showing by the artists in Scotland. In a second exhibition
This is the first British exhibition by influential avant-garde artists Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge since 2003, featuring the European premiere of major works from their Pandrogyneproject. Featuring explicit images of the artists’ bodies, religious iconography and the British Royal Family, the works are often uncomfortable; challenging the status quo through their visceral, occasionally shocking
This exhibition celebrates Caroline McNairn’s (1955-2010) year spent painting in Russia and Ukraine. This was the culmination of an historic cultural exchange between Scotland and the former USSR organised by Andrew Brown, director of Edinburgh’s 369 Gallery and Baroness Smith, then chairman of the GB-USSR-Friendship Society. McNairn’s painting was profoundly influenced by this cultural intercourse,
444 Archives is an installation based on photographic artwork. As the title of the work indicates, 444 Archives is a collection of 444 photographs of 444 publicly registered repositories in the Greater London area. Each photograph is stored in one of the 444 archival boxes that make up the work. Each image is preserved inside
The heritage shared by Poland and Scotland is a visible and integral part of Scotland’s historic environment. This exhibition will use podcasts, film, photography and text to help you discover the stories of the places, events and people that connected our two nations.
This year’s Edinburgh College Creative Arts end of year show is bigger than ever. It runs from 4th June until the 18th July and is part of the wider ‘Let’s Glow’ festival showcasing work from all areas of Creative Industries at Edinburgh College.
Berlin-based Stefan Roloff is an artist known for his pioneering digital pieces; his installation works with video create environments that reinforce the message of his politically committed films.
Shows two aspects of the artist’s work: contemporary portrait heads in bronze and plaster, plus a selection of pieces inspired by the work of Amnesty International,
An internet sensation, Jerry’s Map is an amazing and engrossing work which is not only massive in scale but has been 50 years in its creation.
World-leading text artists and poets explore the puzzle of living and dying in The Dark Would. Includes work by: Fiona Banner, Richard Long, Simon Patterson, Susan Hiller, Tony Lopez, Sarah Sanders, Jenny Holzer, Richard Wentworth, Caroline Bergvall, Ron Silliman, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Lawrence Weiner – and many others.
With an eclectic mix of artists working in a variety of mediums, this exhibition showcases the works of celebrated and award-winning international artists, up and coming artists and those showing for the first time.
Large colour photographs, clouting, jewellery and records are amongst the items on display in this fascinating exhibition
Large highly coloured abstract paintings on paper evoke mechanised movement in urban landscapes, the passage of time and the horizontal structures of high-rise and modern constructions. Smaller works on wood follow the contours of the medium (taken from doors and window frames in themselves references to housing) and create bright small delights. Edinburgh painter Bissett,
COBRA (which stands for Copenhagen/Bruxelles /Amsterdam) was an artistic group that was founded in 1948 and in its first form lasted until 1951. The name was coined by Christian Dotremont but the group also included important artists such as Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille and Joseph Noiret. Influenced by expressionism, the group looked to
Vissers shaped but hard edge minimalist sculptures are inspired by her love of landscape. An established artist from The Netherlands, Vissers keeps her pallet to a very small number of colours; grey, black and orange being her mainstays. The artists inspires a feeling of deep spacial awareness, an understanding of the loneliness of being outdoors,
Subject – Room #1 is an installation by Dennis J. Reinmüller, clashing pop-art with quantum mechanics and explorations of the self in an age of perpetual affirmation. There are claims that this installation explains the suicide of Kurt Cobain while dissecting contemporary ideology – most likely it is yet another misreading of Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of
The Lower Church Gallery showcases the first exhibition from the Polish Contemporary Art Group. The galleries have been transformed into a place of contemplation and appreciation of the “ordinary” aspects of day to day life. The exhibition brings together fourteen artists and a collective of authors all of whom are in various stages of their artistic