Visual Art hitlist

This article is from 2009.

Visual Art hitlist

The work of Alan Davie

The Creative World of Alan Davie
Highly recommended, vast retrospective of work by one of Scotland’s best -loved visual artists.
Dovecot, Edinburgh, until Sat 26 Sep.

Cerith Wyn Evans with Throbbing Gristle: A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N
This collaboration between sculptor Evans and the pioneering musicians captivates and liberates in equal measure.
Tramway, Glasgow, until Sun 27 Sep.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Power Structures, Rituals & Sexuality of the European Short-hand Typists
French artist Reynaud-Dewar explores social structures through the lost profession of shorthand typists.
Mary Mary, Glasgow, until Sat 3 Oct.

Henry Coombes: The Bedfords
Coombes’ film portrait of Victorian painter Sir Edward Landseer features a cameo from writer Alasdair Gray and music from Cleveland Watkiss.
Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until Fri 9 Oct.

Agnes Martin
The ‘abstract expressionism’ of Martin’s work easily creates the sense ‘of beauty and freedom’ that the artist has always aimed for.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until Sun 8 Nov.

Dani Marti: Insideout
The Barcelona-born artist explores gay men’s health and sexuality through sound, video and sculptural installations.
Sh(out) Space, Glasgow, Fri 11 Sep–Sat 10 Oct.

Thomas Hirschhorn: It’s Burning Everywhere
DCA scores a major coup with the first ever solo show in the UK by the renowned Swiss artist.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Sat 19 Sep-Sun 29 Nov.

Henry Coombes: The Bedfords

  • 4 stars

'The Bedfords' tells the story of English painter Edwin Landseer's commission to paint a family portrait of the Bedfords at their home in the Scottish Highlands. Like a 20-minute moving painting, the film is a portrait study of Landseer and contains a variety of sub-plots that entice and demand to be developed into a…

It's Burning Everywhere

Exhibition of works by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, as part of DCA's 10th Anniversary programme.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Power Structures, Rituals & Sexuality of the European Short-hand Typists

Fetishising analogue technology in a digital age, installation artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar teases viewers with a seductive installation based on the lost profession of shorthand-typists.

Cerith Wyn Evans with Throbbing Gristle: A=P=P=A=R=I=T=I=O=N

  • 5 stars

A remarkably large sculpture incorporating 16 suspended and highly polished circular Audio Spotlight panels. Throbbing Gristle have composed a special multi-channel soundtrack that plays back through the sculpture.

Agnes Martin

  • 4 stars

An exhibition of the American minimalist painter's late works, with selections from the 'ARTIST ROOMS' exhibition as well as paintings lent from a private collection.

Dani Marti: Insideout

  • 3 stars

An exhibition of sound, video and sculptural installations exploring issues of gay men's health, sexuality and disclosure. 'Part of Glasgay!'

Thomas Hirschhorn: It's Burning Everywhere

First solo UK exhibition of this internationally acclaimed artist presents vast new work 'It's Burning Everywhere', an ambitious sculptural installation, and 'Substitution 2 (The Unforgettable)'.

Thomas Hirschhorn Lecture

A rare opportunity to hear the inspirational artist talk about his practice. The artist will concentrate on The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival which he presented in a district of Amsterdam earlier this year. He will also discuss the presentation of his new work 'It's Burning Everywhere'. Places must be booked in advance.

What is to be known? Thinking about Conflict and Labour in Contemporary Art

Angela Dimitrakaki, lecturer in contemporary art at the University of Edinburgh, discusses issues of conflict and labour in relation to the work of Thomas Hirschhorn and other contemporary artists.

Necessarily political, absolutely real, perversely enthused

A talk by Professor James Williams, lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, presented in conjunction with Thomas Hirschhorn's solo exhibition.

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World

  • 2002
  • US
  • 57 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Mary Lance

Lance's ground-breaking documentary on the internationally renowned painter, shot over a period of four years from 1998 to 2002, featuring interviews with Martin and footage of her at work in her New Mexico studio.

Artist Rooms

  • 4 stars

Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, Francesca Woodman. An extraordinary collection of modern art acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Supported by The Art Fund and the Scottish Government.

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…


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