Mika Rottenberg and Tara Donovan Headline Jupiter Artland’s Outdoor Sculpture Season

The sculpture park, set on 100 acres in Edinburgh, has acquired some new works.

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Mika Rottenberg, Ponytails (2014).
Photo: © Mika Rottenberg. Photo by Lance Brewer. Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.
Edwin Burdis, The Plumber (2014).
Photo: © the artist and VITRINE, London. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Lauren Gault, And so, I am late again as always.
Photo: ©the artist. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Samara Scott, Still Life (2013).
Photo: © the artist. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Edwin Burdis, UIB (2014).
Photo: James E. Smith.© the artist, VITRINE, London and Primary, Nottingham. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Tara Donovan, Untitled (2014).
Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Tara Donovan, Untitled (Plastic Cups) (2006).
Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate. Courtesy Pace Gallery and Jupiter Artland.
Lauren Gault, Sweet Ensilage, Tramway (2013).
Photo: Alan Dimmick. Courtesy Jupiter Artland.
Mika Rottenberg, Texture 1 &3 (2013).
Photo: Pierre Le Hors. Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park set on 100 acres in Edinburgh, announced its 2015 spring and summer program of indoor and outdoor artworks including exhibitions by Tara Donovan and Mika Rottenberg. The park, founded by collectors Nicky and Robert Wilson, also doubles as their home. (See: Meet 20 of the World’s Most Innovative Collectors).

This year’s spring program, which opens on May 16, will feature Rottenberg‘s vibrant sculptural monuments Texture 1 and 3, as well as her playful installation Ponytails (2014), which feature human ponytails protruding from holes in a wall that flop up and down and create the sound of a galloping horse. They were on view at Rottenberg’s first solo show at Andrea Rosen last spring (See: New York Gallery Beat: 6 Critics Review 16 Shows).

The Rottenberg works appear in the Goldsworthy Room, alongside an assemblage of paintings, sculptures and performances, by experimental composer and performer Edwin Burdis. (See: Paula Hayes Luminous Globes of Predigital Castoffs Lure the Instagram Set and Agnes Denes to Build Living Pyramid at Socrates Sculpture Park).

Later, in the summer program which opens August 1, Jupiter Artland will showcase new work by Donovan who repurposes ordinary material like paper and plastic cups into extraordinary sculptural installations. These include a large work made entirely of Slinky toys and Untitled (Plastic Cups).

The summer program also features a new work by Scottish sculptor Sara Barker, specially commissioned for the outdoor woodland, next to a painted environment by Samara Scott, and a new site-specific installation by Glasgow artist Lauren Gault.

In 2005, the Wilsons started placing contemporary artworks on the grounds of their home. Most of it is site specific, including Anya Gallaccio’s crystal grotto (The Light Pours Out of Me), Mark Quinn’s Love Bomb, and Charles Jencks’s landscape work Life Mounds, eight rolling emerald green hills, which spawned the project.


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