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New Arrivals From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville

The (free!) exhibition that opened at the Scottish National Gallery Modern One this weekend displays their newest acquisitions spanning 110 years, hence the title New Arrivals: From Salvador Dali to Jenny Saville. The new arrivals are displayed across the entire ground floor of the neoclassical building, and with the exhibition remaining open until 2023, the artworks […]

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Raqib Shaw: Reinventing the Old Masters

As of 19 May 2018, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has claimed the title of first venue to host Raqib Shaw’s work in Scotland. An ambitious exhibition of eight works in total, each large-scale piece dominates a wall of the two rooms comprising Modern One. Also of note are the cases containing paint-mixing […]

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NOW at Modern One: A Lukewarm Show with Hidden Gems

NOW at Modern One is a six-part series which features contemporary Scottish artists alongside their international peers. The latest installation, the second in the series, exhibits most prominently two new sound sculpture works by Susan Philipsz, alongside works from Yto Barrada, Michael Armitage, Kate Davis, and others. While at times the exhibition feels both crowded […]

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Ed Ruscha’s American Dream

This iconic exhibition by pop artist Ed Ruscha imparts an unfamiliar feeling of nostalgia and does not fail to impress. Edinburgh’s Modern One has recently acquired a collection of photographs and paintings focused mainly on Ruscha’s time in Los Angeles in the 1960s. The collection’s broad range of mediums capture the allure of the American […]

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Bridget Riley

Modern One: Until 16th April 2017 Bridget Riley is widely lauded as the most influential British artist of the 20th century. She is well known for her mind-bending geometric paintings that capture all the disconcerting sensations of vertigo or a powerful LSD trip. The most famous of Riley’s work was created in the so-called Swinging […]