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Storytelling Family Workshop: Twisting your Words Sunday 12 June, 2.30 - 4 pm

Storytelling Family Workshop: Twisting your Words

This fun and fascinating workshop will bring out your children's creativity while taking you to an amazing story-making land.

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Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography 13 April - 19 June 2016

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

Parasol unit presents 'Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography', an exhibition that explores the uncanny in photography, as exemplified in the works of seven contemporary artists.

Stephen Shore, 'Badlands National Monument, South Dakota,July 14, 1973' (detail), 1973 (printed 2014). © Stephen Shore, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

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Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen: 'Concrete' 13 April - 19 June 2016

Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen: 'Concrete'

Antwerp-based duo Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen’s mirrored sculpture, Concrete, 2009, occupies the terrace at the foundation until 19 June 2016.

Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, 'Concrete' (detail), 2009. Installation view at Parasol unit, 2016. Photography: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.

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New Publication! Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

New Publication! Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

To mark the occasion of 'Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography' exhibition, Parasol unit has published a comprehensive, limited edition publication.

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography publication, 2016.

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Video: Symposium - Capturing the Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

Video: Symposium - Capturing the Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

A panel discussion exploring the various ways that the uncanny can be generated or exists in contemporary photography. With artists Sonja Braas, David Claerbout & Elger Esser in discussion with Dr. Rupert Griffiths and Dr. Caterina Albano, moderated by Dr. Ziba Ardalan.

Symposium: 'Capturing the Uncanny in Contemporary Photography'.

Current Exhibition

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography 13 April - 19 June 2016

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

Parasol unit presents an exhibition that explores the uncanny in photography, as exemplified in the works of seven contemporary artists: Sonja Braas, David Claerbout, Elger Esser, Julie Monaco, Jörg Sasse, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld.

David Claerbout, 'KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)' [detail], 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.


 
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Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen: Concrete 13 April - 19 June 2016

Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen: Concrete

Antwerp-based duo Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen’s mirrored sculpture, Concrete, 2009, occupies the terrace at the foundation until 19 June 2016.

Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen: 'Concrete' (detail), 2009. Glass mirror and steeI, 557 x 80 x 75 cm, 219¼ x 31½ x 29½ in. Photography: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.


 
Upcoming exhibition

Rana Begum: The Space Between 30 June - 18 September 2016 (Preview: 29 June, 6:30-9 pm)

Rana Begum: The Space Between

An exhibition by Rana Begum, the Bangladeshi-British artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution in the UK, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.

Rana Begum: 'No. 480' (detail), 2013. Paint on powder-coated aluminium, 200 x 155 x 8 cm (20 sections). Courtesy of the artist and Begum Studio.


 
Past Exhibition

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind 15 January - 23 March 2016

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

Julian Charrière, 'For They That Sow the Wind', 2016. Installation view at Parasol unit, London. Photograph: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.


 
Past Project

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015: Charles Avery 15 October - 6 December 2015

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015: Charles Avery

For Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015, Parasol unit and Edinburgh Art Festival have co-commissioned Charles Avery's 'Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar)', 2015.

Charles Avery: 'Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar)' (detail), 2015. Image credit: Parasol unit.


 
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Parasol unit’s Sunday Family Workshops offer creative afternoons of art activities suitable for all 5-15 year old and levels of ability. The foundation works regularly with local artist educators to deliver a dynamic array of activities as a means of exploring the current exhibitions, ranging from clay-modelling, mask making and lino printing to photography and moving image workshops.


 

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