The Edinburgh Reporter
Landmark exhibition spanning 110 years at Modern One
A NEW EXHIBITION at Modern One will run until spring 2023, and will show off the gallery's acquisitions over the last five years. Some of these have been made possible by bequests and gifts by supporters. Others have come to the gallery through the Arts Council's Acceptance-in-Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes, which enabled the acquisition of Damien Hirst's life-size bronze sculpture Wretched War (2004); the first portrait Oskar Kokoschka painted in Britain after arriving as a refugee in 1939, and a remarkable set of 21 monotypes by the great Russian Constructivist artist Naum Gabo.
Along with a Picasso, there are other works by contemporary artists and new exhibits will be introduced during the run of this important display which will take up the entire ground floor.
Highlights of the exhibition will include striking and vibrant woodcuts by Alberta Whittle, who will represent Scotland at the 59th International Venice Biennale; a large-scale diptych by France-Lise McGurn, the Glasgow-based artist renowned for paintings comprised of intuitive brushstrokes, and a painting by the acclaimed Scottish painter and printmaker, Barbara
New Arrivals: From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville 27 November 2021 – Spring 2023.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
0131 624 6200 / nationalgalleries.org
Admission free, but advance booking recommended #OurNewArrivals