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March 2019

Exhibition: Senga Nengudi

Saturday 16 March, 2019 at 11:00 am - Sunday 26 May, 2019 at 6:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Senga Nengudi, Performance Piece

Senga Nengudi Organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. 16 March – 26 May 2019 We are delighted to bring to the Fruitmarket Gallery the first solo institutional exhibition of the work of Senga Nengudi outside the United States. It includes work from 1969 to the present, with recreations of work not seen since the 1970s and a major new installation. Born in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi has been a trailblazer in sculpture for fifty years. A vital figure…

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April 2019

Santa Jordi: Literature and Love

Tuesday 23 April, 2019
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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sant-jordi-portada

Tue 23 Apr, all day. Free. Sant Jordi (St George’s Day) is a date in Catalonian tradition where the streets fill with florists and book stands, and literature and love are represented in the gifts of a book and a rose. Today roses are given out with books purchased in The Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop and we host a celebratory evening event, details here

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Garde Rose: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Mark Clintberg

Tuesday 23 April, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Tue 23 Apr , 7–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite A participatory floral exchange. Guests are invited to arrive with a single flower and see its incorporation into a dynamic display made up of more than fifty vases. Leave with the gift of another flower, different from the one you arrived with, as the sun sets on Sant Jordi.

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Sew me a quilt. Tell you a story.

Thursday 25 April, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Senga Nengudi Ceremony for Freeway Fets, 1978. Documentation of performance and installation piece, Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. Photo: Quaku/Roderick Young.

Thu 25 Apr, 6–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite A performative conversation between Carol Tulloch (Chelsea College of Arts) and Sequoia Barnes (Edinburgh College of Arts) about black creativity and the fashioning of black women artists in relation to Senga Nengudi’s work. The concept of fashioning – the establishment of codes of dressing both engineered by and superimposed onto groups of people – offers one entry point into Nengudi’s work with works in the exhibition like Ceremony for Freeway Fets 1978…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 27 April, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday 25 May, 2019
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Senga Nengudi R.S.V.P. Reverie ‘D’ (detail), 2014 Courtesy the artist; Sprüth Magers, Berlin; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Every Saturday. 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Senga Nengudi exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. Senga Nengudi 16 March – 26 May 2019 We are delighted to bring to The Fruitmarket Gallery the first solo institutional exhibition of the work of Senga Nengudi outside the United States. It includes work from 1969 to the present, with recreations of work not seen since the 1970s and a major new installation. Born in Chicago…

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My Art Comes from Who I Am

Saturday 27 April, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Senga Nengudi R.S.V.P. Reverie ‘D’, 2014 Courtesy the artist; Sprüth Magers, Berlin; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Sat 27 Apr, 2–5pm. Free. 8 places. Book via Eventbrite A creative workshop looking at how the experiences of people who identify as physically disabled inform the outcomes of exercises used to develop minimal action artworks. This co-production workshop led by artist Andrew Gannon is aimed at artists with personal experience of physical disability. We will work from the position of disability rather than making work about it.

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May 2019

Open Book Workshop

Wednesday 1 May, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Open Book

Wed 1 May, 10.30am–12.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry thematically linked to the gallery’s exhibitions and events, then try your hand at creative writing in response. These sessions will be led by the poet JL Williams.

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In Conversation: Whiteness, Representation & Visibility

Thursday 2 May, 2019 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 2 May, 11am–5pm. Free. 50 places. Book via Eventbrite 11am–4.40pm at Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT 5–5.30pm at The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF A day of conversations and workshops seeking to highlight and address whiteness within arts institutions in Scotland. Developed by Natasha Ruwona and Claricia Parinussa Kruithof, the day is presented in collaboration with Engage Scotland and The Fruitmarket Gallery and involves contributions from and conversations between a range of speakers and artists,…

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Zoe Scott Designs: Paint a Planter Workshop

Friday 3 May, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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zoescottdesigns

Fri 3 May, 6.30–8.30pm. £35. Book via Eventbrite Artist and plant addict Zoe Scott will guide you through the design and painting process as you create your own planter from a hand-cast concrete pot. Choose up to 3 succulents or cacti and get tips on how to care for them. All materials, plants and a glass of wine will be provided.

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In the Frame: Audio Descriptive Tour

Saturday 4 May, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Senga Nengudi Performance Piece, 1978 Courtesy the artist; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. Photo: Harmon Outlaw

Sat 4 May, 12–2pm. Free, with lunch and refreshments. 12 places. Book via Eventbrite or call 0131 2265 2383 Artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Nengudi’s art and practice. Designed for people with visual impairments and hearing loss but open to all. Supported by The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust Image: Senga Nengudi Performance Piece,1978. Courtesy the artist; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. Photo: Harmon Outlaw

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