Hitlist - the best exhibitions

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  • 6 September 2007
Hitlist - the best exhibitions

Frances Richardson: Internus Richardson’s sculptural installations present a vision of the emotional dereliction that lies beneath the surface of contemporary consumerist culture. Internus draws on elements from a 15th century painting of The Archangel Raphael Saving an Attempted Suicide by Neri di Bicci. Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, until Thu 4 Oct.

Picasso on Paper An exhibition of drawings, prints and illustrated books spanning the career of the 20th century’s most important artist. Picasso’s early work gave artists who followed him a route into pure abstraction, with his later surrealist-inspired works demonstrating a mastery of the human form and his inexhaustible artistic vision. Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 23 Sep.

David Batchelor: Unplugged Multicoloured, glowing plastic constructions fill the galleries at the Talbot Rice. Batchelor creates neo-pop installations that challenge our ‘chromophobia’. Concerned with ideas of urbanism and consumption, the artist and author has scoured the Pound Shops of East London to create a gaudy, Technicolor grotto. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, until Sat 29 Sep.

David Rokeby: Silicon Remembers Carbon The Canadian-born installation artist brings a collection of interactive works together to create his first major Scottish show and retrospective at the CCA. Work on show includes the pioneering sound installation ‘Very Nervous System’, and his exploration of CCTV and surveillance ‘Seen’ and ‘Taken’. CCA, Glasgow, until Sat 15 Sep.

Picasso on Paper

A selection of around 120 graphic works spanning across 70 years of Picasso's professional life. Complex passions concerning women, politics, roguish love affairs and ruthless war strategies run deep, but at the same time are beautifully expressed in the simplest of graphic lines. A remarkable collection. Run in…

David Batchelor: Unplugged

  • 4 stars

Excessive, riotous, celebratory accumulations of coloured objects arranged into clustered sculptures that focuses attention on the hidden beauty of throwaway consumer kitsch.

Internus, Frances Richardson

  • 4 stars

Award-winning artist Frances Richardson's latest sculptural work is inspired by elements from a 15th century Italian painting Archangel Raphael saving an attempted suicide by Neri di Bicci. Richardson won the Conran Foundation Award in 2006. Recent solo shows have included the Scene Gallery, New York and the…

Silicone Remembers Carbon

  • 4 stars

First major Scottish show for David Rokeby. Expertly utilising the CCA's largest gallery space, this intriguing set of video pieces uses the viewer's own image to pass comment on CCTV spy-catching.

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