Possibilities of the Object:
Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art,
6 March – 25 May 2015


Spatial Relief (red) REL 036

Hélio Oiticica Relevo Espacial (Vermelho) REL 036 (Spatial Relief (red REL 036), Polyvinyl acetate resin on plywood. © Tate, London, 2014.


Curated by Paulo Venancio Filho with artists: Artur Barrio, Waltércio Caldas, Sergio Camargo, Aluísio Carvao, Amílcar de Castro, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Antonio Dias, Ferreira Gullar, Jac Leirner, Antonio Manuel, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Tunga, Franz Weissmann and Carlos Zilo.

Coming next is a group exhibition that examines the transitions that occurred within the sphere of the object in Brazilian art since the 1950s, and the importance of these transitions in the establishment of the hugely influential experimental tradition in Brazilian contemporary art. Connecting the work of well-known and widely exhibited Brazilian artists such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Mira Schendel with the work of some of the lesser-known contemporaries and the younger generation of artists that followed, the exhibition is a celebration of some of the beautiful and artistically radical sculptures with which Brazilian artists have tried to redefine what an art object can actually be.

This exhibition is supported by Art Edu Stiftung.


Phyllida Barlow, Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition,
26 June – 18 October 2015

A major solo exhibition of work by Phyllida Barlow (born Newcastle upon Tyne, 1944), who is known for monumental sculpture made from simple materials such as plywood, cardboard, fabric, plaster, paint and plastic. Physically impressive and materially insistent, Barlow’s sculptures often seem to paraphrase real objects, particularly those found in the street. They ask questions about our relationship to objects, and about objects’ relationship to us, and seem to slip between different registers of form and meaning as we try to understand them – they often seem like things caught in the process of becoming other things, things we might have seen before or may see in the future. Barlow makes her work in reference to the space in which it will be shown, and this exhibition will include new sculptures made specifically for The Fruitmarket Gallery.

Design by Elizabeth McLean, The Fruitmarket Gallery.
Developed by Ian Wallace, The Dream Organisation.
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