Current and forthcoming exhibitions


Corin Sworn 12 April - 29 June 2014:

Corin Sworn, winner of the 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women, will present new work at Inverleith House this spring made after a period of research into the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Herbarium's collection of plant specimens. The exhibition will also present the first Scottish showing of The Rag Papers, first presented at Chisenhale, London in 2013.Corin Sworn, The Rag Papers, 2013. Installation view Chisenhale, London, 2013. Courtesy of the artist, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow & Natalia Hug, Cologne.
Corin Sworn, The Rag Papers, 2013. Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery. Co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK). Courtesy of the artist and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow and Blanket, Cologne. Photo: Andy Keate.

Kirsty Bell: The Artist's House Book Launch and Talk

Saturday 10 May, 4-6pm

Kirsty Bell's most recent book, The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork, examines the role of artists' domestic spaces in relation to their work. Taking the house as a receptacle, vehicle, model, theatre, or dream space, the artist's home becomes a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice of its inhabitant, but also to apprehend broader developments in sculpture and contemporary art in relation to domestic architecture and interior space.

Bell will deliver a multimedia presentation informed by her extensive research on the subject.

The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork is published by Sternberg Press. The publication will be available to purchase at the event.

Edward Krasinski’s apartment, Warsaw, 2003. Photo: Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga. Courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation.

Florian Hecker: Articulação

Sunday 11 May, Time TBC

Performance and album launch by the internationally renowned artist. Articulação deepens Hecker’s collaboration with Reza Negarestani, author of the libretto created for Hinge (2012). In two distinct renderings this piece articulates a complex scene in which the two obelisks of the script - one from the perspective of nature and one from the perspective of culture - are recited simultaneously in an informational yet dramatic style. More information on the performance can be found here.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Florian Hecker (1975) lives and works in Kissing (Germany) and Vienna. Notable among his numerous solo and collective exhibitions and performances are: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (all, 2012); Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Sweden, 2011, 2003); Push and Pull, A two-day performance event, Tate Modern, London (2011); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (Germany, 2010) and No night No day, in collaboration with Cerith Wyn Evans, 53 Venice Biennale (Italy, 2009); In addition Hecker has an extensive discography with works released on labels such as Editions Mego, Pan, Presto?!, Rephlex, Warner Classics and Warp.

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