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Autumn 2014:

Tony Conrad:
Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 - 2014

Saturday 25 October 2014 - 18 January 2015

(Closed 21 December - 6 January)

Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne.

Inverleith House is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition in the UK by the legendary American artist, Tony Conrad (born 1940, Concord, New Hampshire; lives and works in Buffalo, New York). The exhibition explores Conrad’s contribution to improvised music and enduring relationship with free invention as it relates to his film and performance work through a comprehensive presentation of the artist’s invented acoustical tools - self-developed musical instruments made from everyday materials.

The exhibition also presents two new sound works, Conrad’s most seminal film The Flicker (1966) screened here in 16mm, as well as a feature length documentary of the artist playing the acoustical tools from 2012.

Presented in partnership with Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, and Greene Naftali, New York. With thanks to the Tony Conrad Supporters Circle.


Closing Performance:

Yati Durant and Improvisation Ensemble

1 – 3pm, Sunday 18 January 2015 

To mark the closing of the current exhibition we are delighted to welcome back Lecturer and Programme Director at The Reid School of Music, Yati Durant and his musical colleagues.

From 1 - 3pm during the final day of Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools the gallery will be filled with spontaneous and improvised sounds in response to Conrad's invented instruments.

Free Event - All Welcome.


Coming soon:

Raoul De Keyser: Paintings 1967 to 2012

14 February – 12 April 2012

The Atelier of Raoul De Keyser. Photograph Hilde D'Haeyere, 2013

Inverleith House is pleased to announce the first major UK solo exhibition in over a decade by Belgian painter Raoul De Keyser (b. Deinze, Belgium, 1930, d. 2012). De Keyser’s paintings combine elements of both abstract expressionism and figuration inspired by the natural world. His unique approach pushed the boundaries of painting and explored its very nature through the lens of everyday experience and this exhibition will present works spanning the breadth of the artist's career.


Available Now:

Philip Guston: Late Paintings

This publication documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition of the same name – voted one of the top 100 exhibitions worldwide in 2012 by Artforum magazine – and features photography by Michael Wolchover and texts by David Anfam, Paul Nesbitt and Philip Larratt-Smith.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings
Edited by Paul Nesbitt. Texts by David Anfam, Philip Laratt-Smith, Paul Nesbitt. 

In 1967, Philip Guston (1913 - 80) left New York city for Woodstock where - abandoning the Abstract Expressionism of the previous decades - he revisited the figurative imagery of his youth. Cartoon-like in quality, these paintings began to incorporate motifs familiar to him since childhood, from the hooded figures of Ku Klux Clan, to everyday objects such as lightbulbs, shoes and cigarettes. When these paintings were shown for the first time in 1970, they proved highly controversial, but soon gained critical recognition and are now widely regarded as some of the most compelling and influential works of the late twentieth century. Published from the acclaimed exhibition, Philip Guston: Late Paintings held at Inverleith House (which was featured in Artforum's Top 100 Exhibitions of 2012) this handsome volume includes installation views, colour plates, an illustrated interview, essays and additional plates in both colour and black and white

Published by The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Hardback, 13 x 12 in. 60 pages.
(P&P £5.00)

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