Exhibit Runs Until Sept. 8th 2013!
Just before the holidays hit, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art opened a major exhibition with a doozy of a title, From Death To Death And Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection. The exhibition brings together works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, one of the most important collections of contemporary art, with a number of significant pieces from the Scottish national collection.
Since the mid-90s, the art collection of entrepreneur and DAMMA Holdings chairman, Dimitris Daskalopoulos has developed into a rich and extensive body of iconic artworks that collectively expresses a personal vision and sensibility informed by the artistic practice of recent decades. Many of the most significant names in post-war and contemporary art are represented in the collection.
Says Dr Simon Groom, Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art:
We are delighted to be working with the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, and the opportunity to showcase the national collection alongside this world-class collection is a major coup for the SNGMA. It allows us to show the very best of international contemporary art to the Scottish public whilst continuing our innovative use of the collection to produce a show that will be daring, surprising and of international significance.
Curated by Chief Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Keith Hartley, From Death features more than 120 pieces of art and offers a new and dynamic context for both collections. The show highlights the significance of the body as a theme in 20th and 21st century art practice and enables audiences to view many world class artworks that have never before been seen in Scotland.
Some 60 works of contemporary art by more than 20 artists have been selected from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection including pieces by internationally renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Gober, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Mike Kelley and Sarah Lucas.
From Death To Death And Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection runs until September 8, 2013 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The gallery is located at 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR. Entry to the gallery and the From Death exhibition is free. Visit nationalgalleries.org for more information.
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photo: Martin Burns