The Fruitmarket Gallery
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
- 26 June — 18 October 2015 *on now
A major solo exhibition of work by Phyllida Barlow (born Newcastle upon Tyne, 1944), who is known for monumental sculpture made from simple materials such as plywood, cardboard, fabric, plaster, paint and plastic.
Physically impressive and materially insistent, Barlow’s sculptures often seem to paraphrase real objects, particularly those found in the street. They ask questions about our relationship to objects, and about objects’ relationship to us, and seem to slip between different registers of form and meaning as we try to understand them – they often seem like things caught in the process of becoming other things, things we might have seen before or may see in the future.
Barlow makes her work in reference to the space in which it will be shown, and this exhibition will include new sculptures made specifically for The Fruitmarket Gallery.
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space
- 14 November 2015 — 21 February 2016
Bringing the work of a select group of well known current-generation artists together with that of two pioneers of West Coast American minimalism, this exhibition examines the impact of California Light and Space art on artists working today.
Robert Irwin and Larry Bell are two of California’s best-known artists. Robert Irwin is renowned for his pursuit of an immaterial and experiential art through a new genre of installation work, and Larry Bell for the fabrication of ethereal geometric objects from optical, colour-bearing new plastics. In this exhibition, two of their signature objects – one of Irwnin’s iconic discs and a Larry Bell cube – signal the radical and ground-breaking art made in California in the 1960s and 70s.
The importance of this art has tended to be overshadowed by the impact of East Coast American art of the same vintage, and Another Minimalism is among the few exhibitions to recognize and examine the influence of this regional subset of minimalism on leading contemporary artists.
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