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From Death To Death And Other Small Tales (National Galleries of Scotland)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Presenting itself as a group of masterpieces from the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century dealing with the body, the problem with this exhibition is that the theme is too broad for it to feel unified. That, however, shouldn’t prevent anyone from going – the range and variety mean that most visitors will find something they appreciate. The work has been chosen according to the high standards of the National Galleries and the D. Daskalopoulos collection, so there are heavyweights old and new, from Pablo Picasso to Tracy Emin. One work that stands out is Ernesto Neto’s sculpture made of lycra and spices, reproduced in the Fringe programme. Art directly addressing the body is uncomfortable, but these serious works are of a high quality.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until 1 Sep, Mon-Sun 10.00am-6.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Michael Black]