Edinburgh Art Festival 2012
Includes Susan Philipsz, Kevin Harman, Andrew Miller and Anthony Schrag
This article is from 2012.
From repurposed warehouses to historic masterpieces, the Edinburgh Art Festival’s 2012 programme showcases international stars, world-renowned artists and local heroes. The all-new ‘Promenade Programme’ of publicly sited city commissions includes works by Turner-Prize winner Susan Philipsz, recent Edinburgh College of Art graduate Kevin Harman, Glasgow-based Andrew Miller, and Anthony Schrag, the festival’s ‘tourist in residence’.
Elsewhere, international talent is on show, presenting major exhibitions throughout the capital, including Hermann Nitsch at Summerhall, Melvin Moti at the National Museum of Scotland, Rachel Mayeri at Edinburgh College of Art and Philip Guston at Inverleith House.
Major retrospectives and themed exhibitions include Picasso and Modern British Art at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscapes in Europe 1880-1910 at the Scottish National Gallery and Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress at the National Museum of Scotland.
Look out, too, for solo retrospectives of work by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Leslie Hunter and John Bellany, as well as works by David Hockney, Paul Gauguin, Eduardo Paolozzi and Claire Barclay.
The Edinburgh Art Festival runs from Thu 2 Aug–Sun 2 Sep.