Programme announced for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014
- Niki Boyle
- 13 March 2014
The festival will feature works by the likes of John Byrne, Susan Hiller and Isa Genzken
Works and exhibitions by Isa Genzken, Susan Hiller and John Byrne are among the highlights of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 programme. The festival, which runs from Thu 31 Jul–Sun 31 Aug this year, celebrates visual art at a time when the International Festival and Festival Fringe focus on more performance-based cultural experiences.
Genzken, Hiller and Byrne will be joined by Wim Delvoye, Leon Morrocco and Tris Vonna-Michell in debuting solo shows as part of the festival, while artists from all over the Commonwealth (including Indian artists Amar Kanwar and Shilpa Gupta) will be featured in international group exhibition Where do I end and you begin. The exhibition American Impressionism will showcase works by Degas, Monet, Cassatt, Sargent and Whistler, while Ming: The Golden Empire will give UK audiences the chance to see some Chinese artistic treasures. Scotland's nationwide GENERATION project, celebrating the last 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland, will also be represented, with exhibitions at Dovecot, Jupiter Artland, City Art Centre and Talbot Rice Gallery showcasing the works of artists such as Katie Paterson, Mick Peter and Dalziel + Scullion.
As ever, the festival will also provide a platform for emerging artists, with exhibitions at New Media Scotland, Interview Room 11, GARAGE, the Glasshouse at Lauriston Castle and Edinburgh College of Art.
Sorcha Carey, Director of Edinburgh Art Festival, said: 'As the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK, Edinburgh Art Festival occupies a uniquely important place in the cultural calendar. Our 2014 programme continues to provide audiences with an unrivalled opportunity to immerse themselves in the very best historic and contemporary art, with an extraordinarily rich series of solo and group presentations of Scottish contemporary artists alongside exhibitions of leading international artists, many showing in the UK for the very first time.'
Edinburgh Art Festival, Thu 31 Jul–Sun 31 Aug.