The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Major Sculptures and Projections by Seven Internationally Significant Artists at The Fruitmarket Gallery
Mike Kelley, Innards.


EDINBURGH.- The Fruitmarket Gallery’s 2010 winter exhibition brings together major sculptures and projections by seven internationally significant artists from Britain and the United States in an exploration of what curator David Hopkins terms the ‘dark poetics’ of childhood.

Centred on the work of British and American artists who came to prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, the exhibition sets in dialogue a number of seminal works on the theme of toys, childhood, child development and the cultural conditioning of children.

The exhibition sets up a series of ‘conversations’ between the objects on display in order to explore a number of interconnected themes: Jeff Koons’ celebrations of kiddy- kitsch are set against Mike Kelley’s and Louise Bourgeois’ evocations of more sinister or abusive parent-child relations; Susan Hiller’s anthropologically-inflected exploration of the aggression underpinning the social conditioning of children is placed in counterpoint to Paul McCarthy’s monstrous consumerist/sexual hybrids and Robert Gober’s playpen is seen alongside Helen Chadwick’s objects which deal with her early adaptive response to playthings.

The exhibition seeks to look at the art of the 1980s and early 1990s art in a new way.

The usual critical contexts informing art of this period (postmodernism, post-conceptualism, identity politics) are de-emphasised, and questions about attitudes to childhood, to play and to social conditioning – understood via post-surrealist fantasy idioms – are brought into prominence. The show aims to be playful (on one level, it possesses something of the ambience of a toy-shop or toy museum) but the emphasis is ultimately on a much darker understanding of childhood.

The Fruitmarket Gallery | David Hopkins | Childish Things |




Today's News

November 20, 2010

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Presents an Overview of Alberto Giacometti's Mature Work

Denver Museum Prepares for Next Steps in Scientific Analysis of the Ice Age Fossil Site

Stonehenge Gets Multimillion-Pound Grant for Major Makeover to Help Restore Dignity

Scientists Attempt to Solve the Mystery of Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe's Sudden Death

World's Most Famous Diamond Unveiled at National Museum of Natural History

Colombian Fernando Botero's Matadors, Chile's Matta Top Latin American Auction at Christie's

Important American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture to Be Auctioned at Sotheby's New York

United States Government Returns Art Work Stolen Over Three Decades Ago to Owner

Rijksmuseum Anounces Two Acquisitions that Highlight the Birth of Christ

Two Ancient Statues Stolen in the 1980s From Italian Museums are Now Home

An Old Bearded Man by Gerard Dou; A Highlight in the Old Master Paintings Sale at Sotheby's

Ford's Model A: Michigan Museum Plans to Break Ground on New Museum Next Year

Getty Announces Exhibition that Recreates a Day in the Life of an 18th Century Parisian Townhouse

Major Retrospective of Paintings by Alexis Rockman Opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Staff Promotions Announced by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Major Sculptures and Projections by Seven Internationally Significant Artists at The Fruitmarket Gallery

New Chair and Five New Members of the Board of Directors Announced by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Meet the New Curators for 2012 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Related Stories



Toby Paterson Explores the Relationship between Abstraction and Reality at the Fruitmarket Gallery



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful