The annual festival’s Commissions Programme includes works that reflect a mood of uncertainty currently engulfing UK politics while this year’s Platform: 2019 exhibition of early career artists based in Scotland explores ideas of embellishment, identity, sustainability and fandom.
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As Scotland’s capital city embraces the revelry of the annual festivals season, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Commissions Programme asks visitors to take some time out to reflect on urgent political issues. Jessica Ramm reports.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Edinburgh Art Festival announce artists for 2018 Commissions Programme; Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw create memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism; Hockney painting sells for £21.1m, breaking auction record for the artist; Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine folds.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: archive of Black Panther Party photographer Stephen Shames enters Briscoe Center Collection; artists take legal action against Artist Pension Trust; Edinburgh Art Festival announces partner programme; Arts Council of Wales to deepen links between NHS and arts.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including exploratory tenderness in Liverpool, cucumber straighteners in Scunthorpe, and cruise ship aesthetics in Edinburgh.
A new exhibition opens at Inverleith House later this week as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, nine months after the gallery closed amid protests from artists and curators. We preview the show and highlight some of the exhibitions, commissions and events included in the festival programme.
They say ignorance is bliss, but I think it’s a lazy option. You can find out whatever you want, you just need to dedicate your time to it (but then they say that time is money). I feel like motivational […]
WHY DO YOU FIND IT SO DIFFICULT TO COMMIT TO THINGS? YOUR ABILITY TO PERCEIVE IS FANTASTIC, SO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT. FORGET THAT ACTUALLY, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE FOOLED AND IN-TURN DISAPPOINTED. THE FAÇADE IS ONE THING, BUT […]
they will keep trying to pin the tail on you if you keep chasing the carrot. are you in motion or are you just experiencing that false sense of movement that you get when you step off of a treadmill? […]
the powers that be don’t hear and see you sow seeds in the ground, clean dirt from your teeth dust under your tongue and clogging your throat bite the bullet and splash out on some fancy mouthwash an irresistible odour, […]
And a whole. Scrap it. And a hole (non-descript). It’s strange though because seeing something sometimes is not enough. Whereas sometimes seeing something is enough. Na, scrap that. Like being boxed-in by nothing, kind of. As in, what is it […]
Memory makes me confident that it was dark outside. For the sake of having a point-of-view I’ll go with a fish, that way everything will be ever so slightly obscured by the ripples in the water. Speaking of which, I’m […]
fig 1. 1. because it will start again, but why not 2. who are you to complain about such a thing 3. standing there and hearing it again 4. there is nothing that enters my head 5. except the eternal words […]
Edinburgh Art Festival’s Platform exhibition provides early career artists the opportunity to develop and show work at this high-profile annual festival. Richard Taylor talks with one of this year’s artists whose intriguing commissioned work was built in the Scottish Highlands and fine-tuned through collaboration during residencies in Abroath and Holland.
Edinburgh Art Festival has announced the four artists and collectives from across Scotland selected to participate in its programme dedicated to supporting artists at the beginning of their careers.
New work by leading international and Scottish artists, alongside a focus on the work of ‘The Next Generation of Artists’, will be among the highlights of the 13th edition of the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art.
Edinburgh Art Festival opens this weekend with a programme of new commissions and exhibitions taking place across the city. Richard Taylor takes a look at some of the exhibitions and artists’ talks and tours that offer an alternative take on this year’s festival commission theme, The Improbable City.
The London and Mull-based artist Charles Avery discusses his ongoing project, The Islanders, and its evolution for a new site-specific commission as part of this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.
Artists including Charles Avery and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd to create new commissions responding to the festival theme of The Improbable City.
The programme for this year’s annual Edinburgh Art Festival includes the first solo show in Scotland from Phyllida Barlow and an open call for proposals from early career, Scotland-based artists.
Since 2012 the Edinburgh Art Festival has had ‘tourists-in-residence’, Edinburgh-based artists commissioned to create work around the theme of a tour. Richard Taylor talks to this year’s residents, who plan to be gagged and blindfolded for their first tour around the city.
West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
2 August 2012
Venue:Edinburgh Art Festival
From:August 06, 2010
To:August 30, 2010
3/3 Antigua Street, Edinburgh
7 – 9 August 2009