Visual Art Hitlist
This article is from 2009.
Our pick of the week's exhibitions
Enjoyable and playful exhibition of multimedia, multi-discipline work by Scottish and German artists developed from a previous exchange show in Munich. Art’s Complex, 0785 140 5417, until 5 Sep (not Mon–Wed), free.
A live stone-carving display is accompanied by a fascinating exhibition exploring the history and philosophies behind the art of sculpture. Edinburgh College of Art, 221 6000, until 30 Aug (not Mon), free.
Jane and Louise Wilson: Unfolding the Aryan Papers
The Wilson twins’ exhibition, centred around material gathered from an abandoned Stanley Kubrick film project, presents an intriguing and layered matrix of effects and provocations. See review, page ??. Talbot Rice Gallery, 650 2210, until 26 Sep, free.
The Creative World of Alan Davie
A remarkable retrospective charting one of Scotland’s greatest artists’ trajectory from gauche art student to sponge-like spiritual seeker. Dovecot Studios, 550 3660, until 26 Sep (not Sun), £3 (£2).
Provocative group show, in which international artists provide a contemporary spin on the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, as part of the International Festival. See 5 Questions, left. Dean Gallery, 624 6200, until 27 Sep, free.
The Discovery of Spain
Wonderful exhibition of British and Spanish art, which includes some terrifically moving paintings by the likes of Goya, El Grecos, Velázquez and Picasso. National Galleries Complex, 624 2000, until 11 Oct, £8 (£6).
Eva Hesse: Studiowork
Powerful exhibition of sculptural works created from a range of everyday materials and objects that remains relevant despite the passage of time. See review, page ??. The Fruitmarket Gallery, 225 2383, until 25 Oct, free.