Monday, August 16, 2010
In the second part of TateShots' Edinburgh special, artist Nathan Coley discusses two of his works that are located in and around the city. In Memory has just been installed at Jupiter Artland, a contemporary sculpture park in the grounds of Bonnington House, just outside Edinburgh. The work takes the form of a graveyard, complete with headstones and flower beds. There are no names on the stones, and they represent different faiths, inviting the viewer to stop and reflect on a scene that is both site-specific and universal. At the Dean Gallery, part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, There Will Be No Miracles Here is a message spelled out in bright lights against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle - but who the message is from, and who it is aimed at, is deliberately withheld.
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