Hot on the heels of the Edinburgh Art Festival launch on Thursday night Annuale ’08 organised by The Embassy Gallery, sprang into action with the opening of Mutatis Mutandis at the Embassy Annexe at Edinburgh College of Art. Like the EAF Annuale is also in its fifth year and it continues a tradition of presenting a diverse programme of visual art exhibitions and events will be presented in a range of permanent and temporary venues such as: vacant shop and office units; tenement flats; underground passageways; indoor and outdoor stairwells; public and private gardens; as well as regular and irregular publications.
“This year there will be an emphasis on further galvanizing these disparate collectives with a series of salons, artist talks and a symposium highlighting the context of Edinburgh and its complex relationship with contemporary art. We want to highlight the local at a time when the emphasis tends to be on the international. It’s a motivational support network built upon the grassroots foundations that actually function here all year round. A practical and pragmatic camaraderie that says, perhaps we’ll be the bridesmaids, but at least we can have nice frocks.” Annuale website 2008
“A fast-paced, freewheeling art festival that feels, truly, like a festival…” The Map
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