EDINBURGH.- Jupiter Artland
announced further details of the five major site specific commissions for 2010. New works by Turner Prize short-listed artists Nathan Coley, Cornelia Parker and Jim Lambie (two works) and young British sculptor Peter Liversidge will be unveiled to the public on 14 May. The site for each new work has been chosen by the artist and reflects Jupiter Artlands commitment to commissioning new work by leading international artists.
Nathan Coleys powerful new work In Memory takes the form of a small family graveyard, the kind found in the grounds of a country house or estate; a simple enclosure creating a space and place apart from its surroundings. Just as previous works have looked at how buildings are the articulation of beliefs - specifically places of worship - In Memory asks us to think about how we mark lives that are past.
Jupiter Artlands 2009 artist-in-residence Cornelia Parker has created a 9m steel sculpture of a gun, modelled on Jupiter Artland owner Robert Wilsons 19th Century shotgun and taking its inspiration from the gun in Gainsboroughs Mr and Mrs Andrews, c.1750. The work will lean vertically against a beech tree in the Gala Woods.
Jim Lambie will present temporary installation, ZOBOP (Fluorescent), part of his ongoing series of psychedelic floor pieces. Following the existing architecture of the Gallery, Lambie will apply lines of multi-coloured vinyl tape to the floor, beginning at the outer perimeter. Using alternating colours he will work his way into the centre of the room, completely transforming the character and mood of the space.
Lambie will also unveil a permanent installation: A Forest . Named after the 1980 The Cure hit, this will be a rare outdoor sculpture for Lambie and will be sited on the exterior of the Steading.
In November 2009 Peter Liversidge and the Jupiter team planted six and a half thousand Queen of the Night tulips. The result of this fragile, experimental work will be seen by visitors in late spring on their approach to the park; the winter silhouette of the grand oak cast across the edge of the lawn.