FESTIVAL VISUAL ART | Hitlist ART HITLIST
Rachael Cloughton highlights some of the best visual art to check out in week three of the festival
BANI ABIDI: MEMORIAL TO LOST WORDS
New sound installation warms the austere Old Royal High School’s debating chamber with the poignant letters and songs of Indian WWI soldiers and their families. Old Royal High School, 226 6558, until 28 Aug, free.
SALLY HACKETT: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
A brilliant birthday cake-shaped fountain that celebrates life and youth, while mischievously sprinkling water over unsuspecting tourists visiting the Museum of Edinburgh. See reivew, page 93. Museum of Edinburgh, Rear Courtyard, until 28 Aug, free.
BARBARA RAE: RETURN JOURNEY
A journey through the prolific practice of this brilliant Scottish landscape painter. Why hasn’t there been a solo exhibition of Rae’s work in a public gallery before? See review, page 93. Open Eye Gallery, 557 1020, until 31 Aug, free.
ALICE NEEL: THE SUBJECT AND ME
A retrospective exhibition of drawings and late paintings by the groundbreaking American figurative painter, which focuses as much on the turbulent events that shaped her life as her candid and striking portraits. See reivew, page 89. Talbot Rice Gallery, 650 2210 until 8 Oct, free.
KENNY HUNTER: REPRODUCTIVE!
Solo exhibition by leading Scottish sculptor which embraces ‘the copy’, suggesting through a series of new works that reproduction is an ongoing creative process. See review, page 93. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 551 4490, until 24 Sep, free.
ARTIST ROOMS – JOSEPH BEUYS:
A LANGUAGE OF DRAWING Captivating exhibition of more than 130 drawings by the legendary German artist, taken from the touring ARTIST ROOMS collection, and a display exploring his unique collaborative relationship with Richard Demarco. See feature, page 91. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 624 6200, until 30 Oct, free.
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