A World of Ego Close to the Gods at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Introducing work by first year Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate PGT track students, Embassy presents A World of Ego Close to the Gods from 16 to 28 May 2015. Running in tandem with their MA/MFA interim showcase at Talbot Rice Gallery (29 – 31 May), a world of ego is the flipside to the curation of work by an institutional body. The title, taken from The Life of the Stupid Man by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, refers to the artists’ will to dismantle the hierarchical tendencies within exhibition display; homogenising ego inherent within an artists’ work through spatial limitations. With this in mind, a world of ego presents a levelled playing field, with artists given a uniform space of 30cm by 30cm in which to represent themselves.


The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 15 May at 7pm with a live performance. The theme of performative work extends throughout the two-week run, with a roundtable artist talk, Supper Club and film screenings.


The Preview for this exhibition will be Friday, May 15th 7-10pm featuring music by Heels of Bolivia


Saturday 16 May to Thursday 28 May


Opening Hours
Thursday to Sunday, 12 – 6pm


This exhibition is supported by Edinburgh College of Art and Embassy Gallery, and is kindly sponsored by Martin Miller’s Gin.


Participating Artists
Abigail Smith, Andrew Sneddon, Anna Oberfeld, Antonia Bañados, Cat Meighan, Clare Robertson, Daniel Lamb, Eleni Batsoula, Emily Gray, Emma Potterhill, Frazer Salter, Fu-Le Chao, Gezi Yao, Heather Evans, Joan Stack, John Beagles, Kate Livingstone, Kirsty Macleod, Kristen Mojsiewicz, Laura Edbrook, Matthew Poland, Malcolm O’Connell, Niall Stevenson, Paul Quast, Phoebe Mitchell, Santiago Paulos, Steve Fuller, Susanna Wessling, Tom Rodgers, Trish Mc Cormack, Xuerong Yin, Ya-Chin Lin


Photo Malcolm O'Connell A World of Ego Close to the Gods A World of Ego Close to the Gods catalog