ED2012 Art ED2012 Three To See ED2012 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2012: Exhibitions

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Cheer Up

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three exhibitions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Cheer Up! It’s Not The End Of The World! (pictured)
Er, this sounds fun. Well, to be fair, it does. Especially if, like me, you’re feeling a sneaking attraction to the idea of seeing an exhibition of works exploring the ideas of apocalypse, finality, the end of the world, and the death of thought. This features prints and other media by the likes of Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gordon Cheung, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol, among others.
Cheer Up! It’s Not The End Of The World!, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2 Aug-2 Sept, Tue-Sun: 10.00am – 6.00pm, fpp198. www.edinburghprintmakers.co.uk

Through The Looking Glass, Dimly
Andrew Follows and Rosita McKenzie, based in Melbourne and Edinburgh respectively, showcase recent and new photographs, each with very different approaches, though drawn together by their experiences of visual impairment, their capturing of night-scapes and the effects of fire on the natural environment.
Through The Looking Glass, Dimly, Contemporary Art Exchange – Old Ambulance Depot, 5-18 Aug, times vary.

Van Gogh To Kandinsky
Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910, and according to the blurb, it’s the first ever exhibition devoted to this subject. The show consists of a wide range of paintings of nature, focusing on major avante-garde artists such as Gauguin, Van Gogh and Munch.
Van Gogh To Kandinsky, Scottish National Gallery, 30 July-2 Sept, times vary, fpp201. www.nationalgalleries.org