ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
arrangement. An exhibition of his work will be held at the French Institute next month.
0 ERUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30pm—5.30pm. Closed Mon. Licensed cafe’.
Enzo Cucchi Until Sun 15 Nov. One of the world‘s foremost contemporary artists shows his huge vistas of Rome. See panel.
During October and November the Fruitmarket have organised a large number ofevents. Admission to all is free so take advantage.
Video Sun 25 Oct at 2.30pm. After a showing of their work. prizewinners in this year‘s Smith Biennial Alan Robertson and Douglas Aubrey will discuss their work.
Talk Sun 1 Nov at 2.30pm. Julian Gibb will talk on all aspects of Italian design.
Homage to Beuys Until Wed 18 Nov. The Fruitmarket have captured something of a scoop in this exhibition. The Cucchi show fitted neatly into the downstairs space and
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Rias Gallery, Edinburgh Last week, an exhibition at the Royal lncorporatln oi Architects in Scotland made the national TV News. The artist concerned ls young, untrained and autistic. in the recent past, Stephen Wiltshlre might have spent his llle closed within his own mind, unable to communicate at all. But today’s treatment oi the handicap does not allow autism to ﬂourish in loneliness. Ways in are prized open, oiten lought with great dlliiculiy through constant attention and teaching, and In Stephen's case with surprising results.
Now 13, Stephen has been the subject at a TV documentary, has had a book oi drawings published and now has a solo touring exhibition oi work. Even without his handicap, his architectural drawings would be something special. They clamour with the excitement at their making and are uncannlly accurate without measurement or long study. He takes only minutes to look at a building and then its seems he cannot get the drawing out last enough.
St Paul’s rises in contident detail, and the pagoda at Kew Gardens retains clear oriental precision. A postcard-sized London archtectural alphabet also shows that Stephen has a good share oi youthiul enthusiasm and tun-J ls ior January sales and x ls tor excitement. Asked what his amlbitlon is, Stephen was quick to say ‘To be an architect.’
This exhibition has been organised and tlrst shown by the RIAS In Edinburgh, a detail that the news bulletin irom London tailed to point out. (A3.)
suddenly there was an empty space. Within days. Cucchi‘s German dealer had offered the Fruitmarket another major international show from his gallery for upstairs.
Bernd Kliiser. also Beuys‘ Munich dealer, had planned the exhibition for Beuys' birthday but after his death in January 1986, it became a memorial show to this inﬂuential figure. Artists from Europe and America sent work — Warhol, Twombly. Richter, Clemente, Paladino. Shnabel, Long amongst them. though most pieces were not specially created.
In the end. the work of70 artists was included, a selection of which will be shown at the Fruitmarket. The show comes direct from the Stadtische Gallery, Lenbachhaus. It is only the second European showing.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] The Vigorous Imagination: New
Scottish Art Until Sun 25 Oct. You can‘t miss Sam Ainsley‘s huge 601i banner hanging on the portico ofthe gallery. And inside. colour and energy characterize the work by these young Scottish artists. the first group showing of Scottish contemporary art to be held during the Festival‘s 40-year history. It includes sculpture (by David Mach), photography (by Colvin and O'Donnell). installations (by Kate Whiteford and Sam Ainsley) and paintings (by Redfern, llardie. Currie, Wiszniewski and others). See it now the summer thousands have ﬂown.
o GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Francis Boyle Until 821124 Oct. Political cartoons. drawn from Labour W eekly, N e w .S‘taiesman, New on Sunday etc.
0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020 Tue—Sat 11am—5pm.
Photography and Film Until Sat 31 Oct. Two former post-graduates of Glasgow School ofArt. the two artists exhibiting this month have worked in tandem for several years. Harry Kerr's ‘Diana Series‘ makes non-traditional landscape photographs based on archaeological digs. Martha McCulloch‘s ‘Family Album‘ looks at the selective practices of preserving events. Her film can be seen on request.
0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat l0am-4pm. Mixed Exhibition Until Tues 27 Oct. Recent paintings by Richard Aldred. Alastair Buchanan and David Paton. Wood sculpture by Calum Young.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri lOam—4pm.
Scotland and the Netherlands Until end December. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one of the few remaining hangovers from the inﬂux of Flemish weavers who were invited to Scotland to pass on their skills so as to boost Scotland‘s textile industry
NAUM GABO MONOPRINTS
Talbot Rice, Edinburgh Naum Gabo is best known as a leading Russian constructivist sculptor, notably lor his beautiful and complex ‘Constructed Head’ oi 1916 in the Tate Gallery, London. The Talbot Rice’s show oi monoprints (touring lrom Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge) is a welcome example oi a much lesser known enthusiasm which Gabo took up in the Ethics, in his sixtleth year.
ills delight in the medium came as a huge surprise to himsell, but print after
prlnt shown here speaks at his extraordinary iacility with the technique. Using pieces oi wood which were either professionally prepared or small bits cut irom chair legs, his printed torms are made oi thin clear lines, gyroscopic and geometric, pliant as plastic and membrane thin. Some loop like old Celtic calligraphy irom the Book oi Kells, others resemble kernels orseeds, butall iloatireely, conscious oi their own space like his sculpture and with their pertect appropriateness oi style and idea they seem like a brilliant and sympathetic variation oi the same medium. (Sally Klnnes)
following the 400 year-old act of 1587.
O ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1—2pm).
e KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Group Eight Mon 19 Oct—Sat 14 Nov. The second sow at the new Kingfisher Gallery looks at eight artists working in the North East of Scotland. Joyce Cairns uses expressive colour to depict scenes from her own experience in dream (often nightmare) like vividness. lan Howard cones are among the repertoire ofobjects he uses to construct his theatrical paintings and Ian Mackenzie-Smith is perhaps best-known for his work as Director ofAberdeen Art Gallery.
0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Caroline Sillars-A Painter’s Diary Wed 28 Oct—Sat 21 Nov. Recent works in oil and pastel.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
New Generation Scotland Until Sat 17 Oct. The Mercury unveil their annual selection ofwork from new Scottish graduates. Artists from the four Scottish art colleges are included.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921 .Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Drawings by Artists in 17th Century Rome Sat 17 Oct—Sun 27 Dec. A display from the gallery collection which explores this fertile period, beginning with Alberti and Arpino and moving to the Carracci family. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Scotland and Russia Until 8 Jan 1988. Following the Festival‘s celebration ofthe October Revolution, this exhibition examines the historic Iinks— cultural, scientific. economic and military— between Scotland and Russia.
Burns in Edinburgh Until 8 Jan 1988. An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Burns‘ Poems Clue/7y in the Scottish Dialect. when the poet came to Edinburgh and charmed all
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