PRINT THE LEGEND. THE MYTH OF THE WEST
This exhibition brings together a diverse and challenging group of works by contemporary artists from Britain and Northern Europe in an exploration of the ongoing European fascination with the Western and the concept of the West as mythic construct.
The gap between the reality and fantasy of the West is invoked in the exhibition's title- a quotation from the 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance: 'When the legend becomes fact, print the legend'.
Curated by Patricia Bickers, editor of Art Monthly, the exhibition includes work by Adam Chodzko, Peter Granser, Douglas Gordon, Isaac Julien, Mike Nelson, Cornelia Parker, Simon Patterson, Salla Tykka and Gillian Wearing.
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
A transparent, flexible plastic material, usually of cellulose acetate or polyester, on which light-sensitive emulsion is coated, or on which an image can be formed by various transfer processes.
Scotland, Edinburgh, Fruitmarket Gallery
- 01 March 2008 − 04 May 2008