Edinburgh Art Festival
2 August – 2 September 2012
Launching today, Edinburgh Art Festival’s 9th programme includes over 50 exhibitions in the city’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces; major new public art works around the capital by Internationally established and emerging artists; and free performances, talks and events every day of the festival.
This year’s programme includes:
Major exhibitions by leading international artists including Dieter Roth at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Philip Guston at Inverleith House, Tim Rollins & K.O.S and Donald Judd at Talbot Rice Gallery, Melvin Moti at National Museum of Scotland, Rachel Mayeri at Edinburgh College of Art and Carolee Schneemann, Robert Kuśmirowski, Wolf Vostell and David Michalek at new EAF venue Summerhall.
‘Festival Promenade’ – a series of new publicly-sited commissions across Edinburgh by Susan Philipsz, Callum Innes, Andrew Miller, Emily Speed,Kevin Harman, The House of Fairy Tales (Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk) and Anthony Schrag.
Summer blockbusters at Edinburgh’s leading visual art venues including ‘Picasso and Modern British Art’ at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,‘Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscapes in Europe 1880-1910’ at Scottish National Gallery and ‘Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress’ at National Museum of Scotland.
Solo retrospectives of critically acclaimed UK and Scottish artists including Ian Hamilton Finlay at Ingleby Gallery, Leslie Hunter at City Art Centre,Jock McFadyen at Bourne Fine Art and John Bellany at Open Eye Gallery.
A major exhibition of rarely-seen tapestries charting the history of Dovecot Studios in their centenary year, including works by David Hockney, Paul Gauguin, Eduardo Paolozzi and Claire Barclay.
The best early career artists including artist collective ~ in the fields at New Media Scotland and group exhibitions at Rhubaba Gallery and Studios,GARAGE, Superclub and Contemporary Art Exchange, and the first solo exhibition of paintings by comedian Harry Hill.
Full details are available at www.edinburghartfestival.com and updates via @EdArtFest on twitter.