The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street
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0131 226 8182
0131 220 3130
The Fruitmarket Gallery brings to Scotland the work of some of the world’s most important contemporary artists. We recognise that art can change lives and we offer an intimate encounter with art for free.
We make exhibitions, commissions and publications directly in collaboration with artists. We celebrate new thinking, and offer an international platform for artists, curators and writers, whether they have made their reputation here or abroad.
The Fruitmarket Gallery welcomes all audiences. We make it easy for everyone to engage with art, encouraging questions and supporting debate.
Monday-Saturday 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 12.00- 17.00
International and British contemporary art
Architecture, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography, Science and Technology, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Fred Sandback, Fred Tomaselli, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Koons, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Bill Viola, Tracey Moffatt, Gerhard Richter, Dalziel + Scullion, Smith/Stewart, Graham Fagen, Victoria Morton, Ross Sinclair, Martin Boyce, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Anne Bevan, Alison Watt
- 27 June — 19 October 2014 *on now
The Fruitmarket Gallery presents a solo exhibition of the work of Jim Lambie, one of Scotland’s most internationally significant artists. Known for visually compelling, generous and beguiling work which attracts both popular and critical acclaim, Lambie came to prominence with Zobop, a floor-based sculptural intervention that consists of continuous lines of multi-coloured vinyl tape laid in concentric circuits of a room from its outside edges to its centre. First shown in Transmission in Glasgow in 1999, it is now in several major international collections.
Lambie’s work makes its magic from relatively humble materials – tinfoil and coat hangers, jackets, mirrors, records, turntables, potato sacks, plastic bags and household paint. Bringing together early sculptures like Stakka, Roadie, The Kid with the Replaceable Head, Ultra-Low and Zobop, and more recent work such as a spectacular new version of Shaved Ice that fills the ground floor of the Gallery with a forest of floor to ceiling, brightly coloured mirrored ladders, this exhibition offers the opportunity to trace the development of Lambie’s exuberantly intelligent and visually arresting sculptural language.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication that celebrates one of Jim Lambie’s most generous sculptures: a poetry club he established in Glasgow in 2012. With music and poetry from a range of performers including Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Liz Lochhead and John Giorno, the poetry club has over the last 2 years hosted a rich assemblage of some of the people who, in Lambie’s words, ‘give us our dreams’.
- Any age