Visual Art Hitlist

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This article is from 2009.

Visual Art Hitlist

Our pick of the week's exhibitions

Self-Made Cavalcade
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.

Milestone
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).

The Enlightenments

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.

This article is from 2009.

The Enlightenments

A collaboration between the National Galleries, the University of Edinburgh and the Collective Gallery exhibiting works by contemporary artists which put a modern spin on the ideals of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment. Subjects including religion, superstition, philosophy, architecture, literature and the cosmos…

Jane and Louise Wilson

  • 4 stars

This exhibition of film and photography by Jane and Louise Wilson will be their first solo exhibition in Edinburgh. Itwill include new film and recent photographs, alongside a new sculptural commission.

self-made cavalcade

  • 4 stars

A group show comprising of work by emerging artists from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Munich. Curated by JaAliceKlarr (Kate Andrews & Louise Briggs) the show examines artists’ networks in the wider social scene including their own work as writers / curators. This sharing of artistic identities aims to demonstrate the strong…

The Creative World of Alan Davie

  • 5 stars

The Creative World of Alan Davie celebrates the remarkable breadth of work from one of Scotland’s most respected and influential artists. As Davie approaches 90, this major exhibition will include specially selected examples of his work in sculpture, painting, tapestry and rug making, jewellery design, printmaking…

Milestone

  • 4 stars

Milestone is a unique arts event for the Festival. Ten international sculptors will each carve a new sculpture in a 1 to 2 tonne block of stone of their choosing in the ArtCollege quadrangle. This event offers the public a rare opportunity to watch stone sculptors in the process of creating their work. In addition to…

The Discovery of Spain

  • 4 stars

A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture from Goya to Picasso. This summer’s major exhibition at the National Gallery Complex is The Discovery of Spain – an extensive show that fills the entire upper level of the Royal Scottish Academy building with masterpieces by Spanish painters such as Velázquez, El Greco…

Jane and Louise Wilson

  • 4 stars

Talbot Rice Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of film and photography by Jane and Louise Wilson. This will be their first solo exhibition in Edinburgh. It will include a new film and recent photographs alongside a new sculptural commission.

Eva Hesse Studiowork

This exhibition is a rare chance to see the work of German-born, American artist Eva Hesse (1936– 70), a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Briony Fer, and focuses on the small, experimental works Hesse produced throughout her career, alongside her…

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