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48 hours | Bruce McLean

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Friday 15th December 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Bruce McLean is one of the most important living Scottish artists. His work in the 60s as a performance and conceptual artist was ground-breaking and very influential. His paintings and ceramics are avidly collected.

McLean has written a book called A LAWNMOWER IN THE LOFT: a hilarious number of anecdotes from his time working with other artists, his student days in London as a Scot, his love of a drink and the consequences of that love.

For his first public appearance in Scotland for many years, McLean will be interviewed by Paul Robertson of Lust & the Apple and there will be a performative aspect to the evening including a reading from McLean’s book. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to meet Bruce and buy a signed copy of the book.

Bruce McLean

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Bruce McLean is an acclaimed Scottish action sculptor, painter and ceramicist. He has gained considerable international recognition for his work in many different media, which has also included innovative work with film and theatre. In 1972 at the age of 27, he was the youngest artist ever to be offered a retrospective at the Tate, to which he responded with King for a Day, a one-day exhibition which consisted of a catalogue listing 1000 proposals for sculpture.

McLean has gone on to have numerous one-man exhibitions at major museums internationally, including The ICA, Whitechapel, GOMA Brisbane and MOMA Oxford. Last year, Mclean was one of the central figures of Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979, which featured his seminal work Pose Work for Plinths 3 1971. This autumn, Mclean collaborated on a new ceramic commission, Garden Ware, for the V&A, launched during design week in the museum’s ceramic galleries. McLean has shown with Bernard Jacobson gallery since 1984.

On Saturday 16th December at 8pm an exhibition of new work by McLean will open at Lust & the Apple gallery in Temple, Midlothian. Other artists exhibiting will include David Bellingham and Natalie Doyle.

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