THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT: Art and Unreason 1945 to the Present

13 May 2016 to 29 August 2016

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Credit film and photography Stuart Armitt.

Exhibition Open:
Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm
August Opening Hours:
Daily 10am-6pm

This thematic exhibition, curated by Bill Hare and Andrew Patrizio of The University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Dovecot, provides a radically new and fascinating presentation of the shared concerns which have obsessed many of the most important Scottish artists since the end of World War Two. The Scottish Endarkenment explores a wide range of disturbing and provocative topics, from ever-escalating international conflict, social inequality and unrest, gender identity and sexual prejudice – all fired by the dialectical struggles within the Scottish psyche between good and evil, Self and the Other. All these subjects are imaginatively treated within a variety of different interpretations and mediums – from the out-and-out horrific to the darkly satirical. Included amongst the forty or so exhibits are works by major Scottish artists including David Shrigley, Joyce Cairns and Steven Campbell.

For details about The Scottish Endarkenment events programme click here

Click here for the The Scottish Endarkenment Press Release.

Beagles & Ramsay
John Bellany
Christine Borland
Joyce Cairns
Steven Campbell
Robert Colquhoun
Fred Crayk
Ken Currie
Alan Davie
Kenneth Dingwall
Pat Douthwaite
Joan Eardley
Graham Fagen
Boyle Family
Helen Flockhart
Luke Fowler
Douglas Gordon
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Lys Hansen
Kevin Harman
Louise Hopkins
Georgia Horgan
Kenny Hunter
Matthew Inglis
William Johnstone
John Kirkwood
Shona Macnaughton
Chad McCail
Jock McFadyen
Wendy McMurdo
Jonathan Owen
Eduardo Paolozzi
Katie Paterson
Julie Roberts
David Shrigley
Simon Starling
Kerry Stewart
Peter Thomson
William Turnbull
Alison Watt
Richard Wright

  • Edinburgh University
  • Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Dovecot Foundation
  • Creative Scotland
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