PREVIEW OF 1999
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67.Tomoko Takahashi (Edinburgh: Stills Gallery, 26 Jan -27 Feb) Fresh from
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and clutter — she is particularly keen on dysfunctional gadgetry - Takahashi makes vast, chaotic 3-D landscapes.
68. The Dean Gallery (Edinburgh, from 25 Mar) A grand architectural pile and one-time orphanage, sited over the road from the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Dean Gallery flings open its doors this year. Housing superb Surrealist and Dada works and a mock- up of Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio, the Dean’s temporary exhibition space kicks off with photographs by the German artist, Andreas Gursky. Over the summer, paintings by that lover of household gloss paint, Gary Hume, go on show (see panel).
69. Anya Gallaccio (Glasgow: Tramway at Old High Court, 11 Mar-24 Apr) With installations made out of vast blocks of ice and rooms filled with giant daisy-chains of gerberas, Gallaccio deals in visual blockbusters. In this, her first solo show in Scotland, the Paisley-born artist takes up residency at Ingram Street’s Old High Court. 70. Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee, from 20 Mar) Giving added impetus to travel beyond the Central Belt, the new Dundee Contemporary Arts opens with Prime, featuring work by Anish Kapoor, Catherine Yass and Callum Innes. Later in the year come solo shows from Ian Davenport and Glasgow’s Christine Borland, who gets her first solo show in Scotland Since being shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997.
71. Henri Cartier-Bresson (Edinburgh: National Portrait Gallery, Apr) Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jean Paul Sartre and Lucian Freud — in a career spanning 60 years, Cartier-Bresson snapped some of the century’s mayor players. Over 120 of his portraits are brought together in this retrospective.
72. Kiki Smith - New Work (Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, Aug) The woman whose anti-beauty aesthetic and sculptures of the human body caused ripples among the tutting
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High on colour. Gary Hume's paintings are visual seduction. Luscious, large-scale and teetering on abstraction, their glamour frequently shadowed by a touch of menace. Hume uses everyday, household gloss to paint household names such as Kate Moss and Tony Blackburn.
Based in London and in his 305, Hume is part of the much talked about band of young British artists who eclipsed the global art scene with their collective blast of dynamism in the early 905. In 1996 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize (won that year by formaldehyde kid, Damien Hirst) and in 1997 he showed in Sensation, the smash hit, controversy~friendly show at London’s Royal Academy.
Now you can see his work in Edinburgh. (Susanna Beaumont) I New Paintings by Gary Hume, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, 11 Aug—17 Oct.
classes takes on new territory. One of the US’s leading artists gets rural With the Scottish landscape as the starting point for a show of new work.
73. Atelier van Lieshout (Glasgow: Transmission Gallery, Sep) Domestic space, interior decor and the Joys of the litter-bin all come under the scrutiny of van Lieshout, who for fifteen years has inhabited the tWilight zone of art and design.
74. All Along The Watchtower (BBC 1, Feb) A new networked sitcom from BBC Scotland set around a forgotten early-warning station in the North East of Scotland and starring Zoe Eeles, Chris Land and Tony Roper.
75. Sex And The City (Channel 4, Feb) Could this be the new Al/y McBeal? Certainly Sex And The City has created a similar storm in the States With its raunchy storylines. Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a gossip columnist who likes nothing more than discussing questions of sexual scruples — like whether it’s okay to accept $1000
left on a table after a one-night stand — with her three mates.
76. Jarvis Cocker's Outsider Art (Channel 4, mid-Feb) His band made a slight return to their avant-garde roots With last year's downbeat This Is Hardcore album. Now Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker continues to explore the cultural fringes in a three-part programme seeking out the visionary artists who create for their own obsessions rather than for galleries or commerce.
77. Queer As Folk (Channel 4, late Feb) This new eight-part drama followmg the lives of three men in Manchester's gay Village is produced by Nicola Shindler, the woman behind Cracker and Our Friends In The North. Expect a more adult take on homosexuality than South Park’s Big Gay Al.
78. Ramsay's Boiling Point (Channel 4, late Feb/Mar) Former Rangers player Gordon Ramsay has gone from breaking legs to breaking eggs as Britain’s latest celebrity chef and, since kicking AA. Gill and Joan Collins out of his London restaurant, he has become the enfant terrible of the kitchen. This five-part fly-on-the-wall docwnentary follows this cook on the wild side.
COURTESY JAY JOPLli‘lG (LONDON)
79. John Peel's Sound Of The Suburbs (Channel 4, Mar) The Godfather of indie leaves trendy London behind and journeys to Britain’s suburbs and satellite towns in search of those hidden pockets of musical creatrvrty that are blissfully unconcerned with being the Next Big Thing. Episode one sees Peely chatting with Glasgow’s Delgados.
80. Mrs Merton & Malcolm (BBC 1, Mar/Apr) Caroline Aherne may have had a difficult 1998 on a personal level, but her unique The Roy/e Family was one of the year’s surprise television highlights. This new sitcom is also set within a family home, as Aherne reprises her Mrs Merton character for some domestic hilarity.
81. Psychos (Channel 4, Mar/Apr) Scots actor Douglas Henshall stars in this provocative drama set in the psychiatric ward of a Glasgow hospital. The title is equally applicable to the doctors and nurses who suffer extraordinary
Douglas Henshall and Neve Mclntosh in Psychos