This year’s visual arts programme focuses on the artist as Noisemaker, looking at the artist’s role as communicator, acting at times as mediator or agitator in the imparting and exchanging of information. The arrest and subversion of sound, dialogue, gestures and text come to the fore, with installations centred on the position and tools of the artist in communicating and creating experience.
4 August – 30 September 2016
Exhibitions are free and open daily 11:00 – 18:00
Curated by Richard Demarco & Robert McDowell
Joseph Beuys, one of the great artistic geniuses of the 20th century died in 1986, thirty years ago. To this day he is exhibited more than any living artist and there continue to be hundreds of exhibitions dedicated to featuring Beuys across the world.
Laure Prouvost presents a series of video works focusing on the relationship between the physical body and the spatial limits of the screen. These individual works spill and react against one another to form surreal narratives that play with truth …
Haroon Mirza has won international acclaim for installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current.
Artists include Ian Breakwell, Roger Coward, Garth Evans, David Hall, John Latham, George Levantis and Barbara Steveni and others.
Curated by Naomi Hennig and Ulrike Jordan in dialogue with Barbara Steveni. Artists include Ian Breakwell, Roger Coward, Garth Evans, David Hall, John Latham, George Levantis and Barbara Steveni and others.
Mark Fell’s Installation draws from interests in geometry, time, technology and the self, and how these shape and sustain one another
OMG, this ingenious brand new best-ever installation by dynamic, polymath, “artist agitator” Tamsyn Challenger is housed in the spectacular, cavernous, intuitive basement space at our world famous venue Summerhall. A concept such as ‘Hyper Bowl’ comes around once in a lifetime and …
Pester and Rossi
Grounded in sculptural performance, the duo Pester and Rossi create installations and live works that question interaction and social behaviour, challenging perceptions of the everyday. The artists incorporate outlandish DIY costumes and props, working with an anarchistic and feminist approach, …