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Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback
Exhibition 18 March – 14 May 2006

This exhibition was the first time any of the extraordinary work of prominent American artist Fred Sandback (1943—2003) had been seen in Scotland, and offered a rare opportunity to engage with the particularity of his vision.

Fred Sandback is best known for work that uses coloured yarn to trace imaginary planes in space. He came to prominence during the heyday of American Minimalism, and developed a body of work that is both informed by a signature style and, because of the close interdependence of each piece with the architecture of its location, always different at every showing. His sculpture is intimately concerned with space, with an individual’s understanding of being in a particular space, and the ways in which interventions into the space might alter and extend this understanding.

Exhibition organised by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Exhibition supported by The Henry Moore Foundation

Exhibition Guide (pdf)
Childrens Guide (pdf)

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Exhibition Poster

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This poster was designed by The Fruitmarket Gallery to support the Fred Sandback exhibition which ran from 18 March – 14 May 2006.

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Exhibition DVD

This DVD features Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Curator of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein discussing the work of Fred Sandback which was exhibited at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh from 18 March – 14 May 2006.


Fruitmarket Gallery Publication

Major monograph of the work of American artist, Fred Sandback Published to coincide with the major touring show of Fred Sandback’s work. This substantial monograph traces Sandback’s entire career from 1966 to 2003, and comprises all categories of his work: early metal sculptures; works with elastic cord and acrylic yarn; the reliefs; and a large number of drawings offering insight into the extent of his works on paper.

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