Moment to Moment: Randy Klein's sculpture at St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh

By Emily Beeson | 03 May 2013

Exhibition Preview: Moment to Moment – a tale in 100 sculptures, A Touring Exhibition by Randy Klein, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, until May 16 2013

A photo of a sculpture of a man in red and black
© Randy Klein
Randy Klein’s vast artwork suggests, as does most of his work, a sense of human spirituality, and the ephemeral and superficial nature of the material things we surround ourselves with.

A touring collection of more than 100 of his small sculptures, each depicting a personal and expressive moment in time, are presented together in this exhibition to form a single, large-scale narrative.

The exhibition has passed through a sequence of Italian cathedrals and restored historic buildings during the past few months, finally returning to venues in the UK, beginning at St Giles' in Edinburgh.

The show’s location invites a reflection upon its contemporary themes of purpose, belief and transcendence, and presents the series of sculptures within a spiritual context. 

“You often hear it said that 'museums of art are our new churches'," says Klein.

"But in practice art museums often abdicate much of their potential. Hence the all-too-frequent question with which we leave the modern museum of art: what did that mean?”

The series of moveable bronze, copper and steel sculptures stand no higher than forty-five centimetres, creating a miniature fleet. Together they succeed in communicating a sense of movement, development and perhaps even spiritual realisation.

  • Open 9am –7pm (5pm Saturday, 1pm-5pm Sunday). Admission free. Follow the cathedral on Twitter @StGilesHighKirk.

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