David Batchelor

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  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

David Batchelor

5 Questions

David Batchelor, acclaimed exhibitor of multicoloured lights, wants drunken fights at the Edinburgh Art Festival

5 words to describe your show this year

Not dark, not heavy, not deep, not tragic, not sublime.

4 exhibitions you really want to see at the Art Festival

Lygia Clark, Eva Hesse, Hanna Hoch, Mira Schendel.

3 things you love about the Art Festival

Artists and gallerists working with each other; artists and gallerists drinking with each other after working with each other; artists and gallerists fighting with each other after drinking with each other.

2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August

The curfew, the riot police.

1 thing you would change about the UK art scene

Can’t say but it involves discreet quantities of Pulonium-210.

David Batchelor: Unplugged, Talbot Rice Gallery, 650 2210, until 29 Sep, Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, free.

David Batchelor: Unplugged

  • 4 stars

Excessive, riotous, celebratory accumulations of coloured objects arranged into clustered sculptures that focuses attention on the hidden beauty of throwaway consumer kitsch.

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