Re:new - Contemporary Art at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery

By Sarah Jackson | 23 August 2013 | Updated: 13 August 2013

Exhibition preview: Re:new -  Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee, August 23 2013 - March 1 2014

A photo of three red flowers
Graham Fagen: Where the Heart Is (2002). Bronze hybrid tea rose© 2013 Graham Fagen, Collection of Dundee Art Galleries
The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum will be presenting the most recent acquisitions from Dundee Art Galleries and Museums from the end of August.

Re:new - Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection is a temporary exhibition that engages audiences with a selection of contemporary works from Scottish and European artists.

The exhibition will be split into two groups; the first comprises of a series of unusual visual perspectives of Dundee, including Catherine Yass’ striking image of the Tay Rail Bridge, which has been reproduced on book covers and posters.

Ruth Ewan’s arresting slogans, including Nae Sums, a piece cut from reclaimed Dundee school desks, also feature. These works form part of a permanent legacy of works originally commissioned by Dundee Contemporary Arts.

The second group of works are loosely inspired by the natural world. The collection moves between Graham Fagen’s sculptures of a hybrid tea rose in bronze, John Stezaker’s surreal collage Bird Mask II and work by Massimo Bartolini that embraces garden landscapes.

These works have been acquired primarily through the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland. The scheme aims to improve the acquisition and presentation of contemporary visual art in public collections across Scotland.

  • Open 10am-5pm (12.30pm-4.30pm Sunday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @McManusDundee.

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