Exhibition of the week: Mostly West: Franz West and Artistic Collaborations, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
Friday 16 August 2013
Franz West, who died a year ago, was the most lovable of Austrian artists. Described as a prankster, he was engaging in the way that he worked to attract the viewer to interact with his sculptures and installations.
Inverleith House pays homage to him with an exhibition of his collaborations with artists including Anselm Reyle and Sarah Lucas. The pleasure principle comes across strongly: you are encouraged to pick up one of his Passtücke' (Adaptives) staffs.
What makes West's work attractive is his feel for texture and his belief in art as an object, albeit a playful one. Go with an open mind and a twinkle in your eye.
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