EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CULTURE 2014 PROJECT
The Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK’s largest annual celebration of visual art, has announced its programme for 2014. One of the events – Where do I end and you begin – is a major exhibition of contemporary art, and part of Culture 2014.
Taking place 1–19 August 2014 across four floors in the City Art Centre, “Where do I end and you begin” will bring together over 20 emerging curators and artists from five Commonwealth countries. Taking its title from the neon piece of art by Indian artist Shilpa Gupta, the exhibition invites perspectives from across the Commonwealth to explore ideas, ideals and myths. Many of these international artists will be introduced to UK audiences for the very first time.
Supported by EventScotland and Homecoming Scotland 2014, highlights of “Where do I end and you begin” will include:
> An evolution of the critically-acclaimed Sovereign Forest, a poetic film installation by Indian artist Amar Kanwar
> A newly commissioned wall installation by Nigerian-born, London-based Mary Evans
> New Zealand artist Steve Carr’s video installation
>New work from Johannesburg-based artist Mary Sibande, famous for her large-scale figurative sculptures featuring her alter ego, Sophie
>A showing of a recent film from Canadian artists Brian Jungen and Dane Linklater. This is the first time ‘Modest Livelihood’ will be shown in the UK
The wider Edinburgh Art Festival programme will take place 31 July–31 August 2014, involving more than 40 exhibitions alongside a variety of performances, tours and special events across 30 of the city’s museums, galleries and artist-run pop up spaces.