The Edinburgh Reporter
‘A New Language’ Exhibition at Fruitmarket Gallery
Howardena Pindell’s first solo exhibition in a public organisation in the UK
HOWARDENA PINDELL: A NEW LANGUAGE is the artist's first solo institutional exhibition in the UK and the second exhibition to take place in the new Fruitmarket. It will run until May 2022.
The artist has had a six decade long career and showing her multifaceted talents, some of her writings are included in the exhibitor along with works on paper, video and a publication with her writing sitting alongside newly commissioned essays about her art.
Fiona Bradley, Director, Fruitmarket, said: “It is exciting to be able to bring an extensive selection of Pindell's work to the UK for the first time, and to present her way of thinking, art making and writing to our audience. Working with Howardena, looking at her work, and reading her writing has been inspiring and enlightening for me, and I cannot wait to share her vision more widely”.
The exhibition is being staged in collaboration with Kettle's Yard in Cambridge and Spike Island in Bristol and will tour to both of these galleries in 2022.
Andrew Nairne, Director, Kettle's Yard, said: “We are delighted to be able to work with Fruitmarket and Spike Island to present the remarkable work of Howardena Pindell at Kettle's Yard.”
Robert Leckie, Director, Spike Island, said: “For the last six decades, Pindell's fiercely experimental approach to art-making has tested the formal boundaries of art as much as the structural inequities of the field. I am thrilled that this collaboration between Spike Island, Fruitmarket and Kettle's Yard will enable her potent work and ideas to become more widely known throughout the UK.”
Howardena Pindell: A New Language Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, until 2 May 2022. Open 7 days.
Gallery spaces 11am–6pm
Bookshop and Café 10am–6pm www.fruitmarket.co.uk