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Ingleby Gallery

Mystics or Rationalists?

4 August – 29 October 2011

Susan Hiller 

Homage to Yves Klein: Levitation (Man) 2011

archival C-type black and white print on dibond

Edition of 2 with 1AP

This is edition 1/2

233.8 x 169.1 cm



Susan Collis

Iran do Espírito Santo

Ceal Floyer

Susan Hiller

Jeremy Millar

Cornelia Parker

Katie Paterson

Simon Starling

Cerith Wyn Evans


‘Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach’

Sol LeWitt


It is 40 years since Sol LeWitt published his famous Sentences on Conceptual Art: a sequence of 35 statements that defined personal parameters for the making and understanding of conceptual art. Sentence number one provides the title and inspiration for Ingleby Gallery’s exhibition for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival, an exhibition that presents the work of nine artists whose work invites the viewer to make the leap between idea and object.


Katie Paterson, Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight, 2008, set of 289 light bulbs (a sufficient quantity to provide a person with a lifetime supply of moonlight)


This exhibition questions the nature of perception… what it means to look, and think, and look again. Mystics or Rationalists? Perhaps, in the end, a little bit of both.


Mon–Sat: 10–6pm: Sun: 12–5pm (August only), or by appointment


Ingleby Gallery

15 Calton Road, EH8 8DL

0131 556 4441


26 August 2011
Colm Toibín


Free, booking Essential


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