Edinburgh Art Festival 2016
Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art. The event brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. Its programme is unique in combining ambitious presentations of contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. The commissions programme champions new work by Scottish and international artists.
The annual Edinburgh Festival and Festival Fringe—the world’s largest for the performing arts—brings 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows to 313 venues in the Scottish capital.
Spread across museums and galleries across the city, highlights include new works by Damián Ortega at the Fruitmarket Gallery and over 100 drawings by Joseph Beuys as part of the Tate collaboration ARTIST ROOMS at the beautiful Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. There will also be an exploration of self-portraiture at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery with work from Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Alice Neel, and Gustave Courbet, plus a group exhibition with Tim Dodds, Emma Hart and Susan Mowatt at Rhubaba at the Edinburgh School of Art.