"…the National Galleries of Scotland’s NOW series of contemporary group shows…have proved surprising and revelatory, never pandering to the predictable. NOW 4 is no exception."
NOW is a series of contemporary art exhibitions displayed across the ground floor at Modern One. At the centre of the fourth instalment is a major survey of work by the Turner Prize nominated artist Monster Chetwynd.
Known primarily for her exuberant performances that feature multiple props, costumes and collaborators, Chetwynd’s presentation includes new and existing collages, paintings and performance videos. The exhibition also brings together new and recent work by four other artists whose approach to making is connected to Chetwynd’s through a shared desire to challenge convention. These include new collages and paintings by Edinburgh based Moyna Flannigan, a video installation by Glasgow based Henry Coombes, and the first ever major presentations in Scotland of installation and video work by American Betye Saar and Egyptian Wael Shawky.
The NOW programme is being made possible thanks to the support of the National Galleries of Scotland Foundation, Kent and Vicki Logan, Walter Scott and Partners Limited, Robert and Nicky Wilson, The Ampersand Foundation and other donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Please note that room 3 shows a film which contains a scene of a sexual nature. It also explores themes including hunting.
Image: Monster Chetwynd, Bat Opera (2014). Image © The artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London and Massimo de Carlo, Milan.
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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.
NOW: A Beginner’s Guide to… Transcendence and Magic in Contemporary Art
Sat 9 Feb 2019
2 - 2:45pm
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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