Five sculpture and installation shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 9 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Five sculpture and installation shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

Work by Krijn de Koning, Sam Durant, Franz West and Gregor Schneider

Krijn de Koning
For his first UK exhibition, de Koning will make some of the college’s familiar casts disappear from view through a series of platforms.
Edinburgh College of Art, 1 Aug–1 Sep.

Sam Durant
This powerful installation invites visitors to clamber up and explore a vast wooden structure.
Jupiter Artland, 3 Aug–15 Sep.

Franz West
Participation is at the heart of this collaborative exhibition by Austrian sculptor and installation artist West.
Inverleith House, 13 Jul–22 Sep.

Gregor Schneider
Summerhall’s basement is transformed into a series of contrasting light and dark rooms and corridors.
Summerhall, 2–31 Aug.

Kate Owens, Andrew Gannon and the Modern Edinburgh Film School present a range of work.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 3–17 Aug.


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop will present new works from three different strands of its residency and curatorial programmes during the festival. A solo show by Kate Owens will present an ambitious new installation and live public performance, the basis of which is a script adapted from a children’s book first published in…

Sam Durant: Scaffold

Scaffold is an arresting, immense and powerful wooden structure by the Los Angeles-based, American artist Sam Durant. The first installation in a new programme of temporarily sited sculptures, Durant's work is placed within a new orchard amidst Jupiter’s 60 acres of landscape. Scaffold will command outstanding views of…

Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations

  • 4 stars

The late Franz West was the opposite of artists who consider their works as icons to be contemplated. He made things for the viewer to pick up and touch, and he liked to collaborate with people. This major exhibition displays the range of his collaborations and the exuberant, public character of his art.