Demarco European Art Foundation
This year the Foundation presents an overview of Richard Demarco’s archive, focusing on his work with artists, theatre makers and the cultural dialogues he initiated. Exhibitions include:
Paul Neagu and Friends
Artists include: Paul Neagu,Joseph Beuys, Fred Stiven, Ainslie Yule,Sorin Domitrescu, Arthur Watson, and Ian Hamilton Finlay/Richard Demarco
The exhibition coincides with the Henry Moore Institute’s exhibition Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture, which demonstrates Neagu’s significant contribution to the narrative of British sculpture. Paul Neagu and Friends gives insight into Demarco’s relationship with Neagu and how this in turn shaped a network of influential artists.
Tadeusz Kantor and the Edinburgh International Festival
An exhibition of event photography highlighting Demarco’s work with theatre director Tadeusz Kantor, relating to Kantor’s contributions to the Edinburgh International Festival, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Other exhibitions include: Forth Studios’ Edinburgh International Festival Posters, Italian theatre and La Commedia dell’arte, in collaboration with Accademia Teatrale Veneta, Venice, an exhibition on the cultural dialogue between Poland and Scotland, in collaboration with the City of Wroclaw, and Beyond Conflict, a 2002 exhibition featuring artists exploring the interface between the cultures of Scotland and Islam.
The Foundation promotes contemporary visual and performing arts. Its Archive, which traces the work of its director Richard Demarco, is currently housed in Summerhall and The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It is essentially an academic resource. The collection includes works of art by Joseph Beuys, Gunther Uecker, Abraham Ratner, Martin Bradley, Bill Featherstone, Jordi Pericot, Santiago Pericot, William Crozier, Julian Snelling and more.