Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

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  • 16 April 2012
Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

Susan Philipsz, courtesy the artist and Artangel / Photo by Julian Abrams

Includes Susan Philipsz, Kevin Harman, Andrew Miller and Anthony Schrag

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.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Scotland's largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods. This year, ten artists from previous Edinburgh Art Festival editions will present…

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