5 Questions - Alex Hartley


This article is from 2007.

Alex Hartley

Edinburgh Art Festival virgin Alex Hartley prays for sun and an end to ‘mega shows’

5 words to describe your show this year
It’s a show about barriers.

4 exhibitions you really want to see at the Art Festival
Richard Long, Richard Wright, Nathan Coley and David Batchelor.

3 things that you love about the Edinburgh Art Festival
I’ve never been before.

2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August
The rain and having too much to do.

1 thing that you would change about the art scene
No more mega shows – Biennale, Trienniale etc.

The Fruitmarket Gallery, 225 2383, until Sun 21 Oct, Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm, free

This article is from 2007.

Alex Hartley

  • 4 stars

This exhibition begins on the outside, on the façade of the Fruitmarket Gallery (clad in an image of itself) which Hartley, an enthusiastic 'builderer' (climbing on buildings), marked with routes that he has climbed as preparation for the exhibition. Inside the gallery, Hartley's photographs examine the relationship an…


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