Edinburgh Art Festival Weighs Commonwealth Notions Before Scottish Independence Vote

August 13, 2014 3:17 PM

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Riding on the high and exhilaration of the Commonwealth Games, the Edinburgh Art Festival presents a novel exhibition centered on the concept of "common wealth." Titled "Where do I end and you begin?," a total of 20 artists from far-flung nations formerly associated with the British Empire -- from New Zealand to Pakistan, from Canada to South Africa -- explore the tenets of common good, public ownership and alternative-exchange markets. Over four floors of the City Arts Centre play host to the exhibit until October 19. Locations throughout Edinburgh also have artworks until August 31 as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

The installation from Indian artist Shilpa Gupta begs the question with the title of the exhibition presented in neon and words joined together with no spacing. A concoction of several meanings meshed together with no distinct boundaries. South African artist Kay Hassan recreates "My Father's Music ...

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