Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF), the UK’s largest annual festival dedicated to visual art, have announced its programme for its 9th edition. Taking place in more than 30 of the city’s museums, notfor-profit and commercial galleries, EAF will feature over 45 exhibitions from the biggest blockbuster names to the most exciting emerging talent, with further pop-up shows taking place in artist-run spaces and outdoor venues across Scotland’s capital. EAF 2012 will run from 2 August – 2 September 2012.
The 2012 Festival’s programme will feature major solo exhibitions by internationally-renowned artists, group shows and exhibitions by some of the UK’s most exciting early career artists. Newlycommissioned work by artists and collectives will emerge around Edinburgh’s historic monuments and public spaces as part of the EAF ‘Promenade Programme’, bringing visual art to the heart of the city’s Festival experience. Highlights will include a new sound installation by 2010 Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz, responding to Edinburgh’s famous One O’clock Gun.
The Festival will be supported by an innovative and wide-ranging events programme throughout August, including artists’ talks, dedicated workshops, family days and late night events, including the return of Art Late on Thursday 23 August.
Click here to read the full programme for the 2012 Edinburgh Art Festival.
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