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Pop Life

Pop Life explores the intersection of popular culture and contemporary figurative drawing, challenging traditional distinctions between high and low art.

Pop Life

About Pop Life

2nd Nov 2024 to 9th Mar 2025
Normal opening hours
City Art Centre
2 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DE
Adult £5 / Concession £3 (joint entry for Through Line and Pop Life)
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Pop Life underscores the enduring allure of the human form as a reflection of identity and societal norms, drawing inspiration from art history, socio-political movements and cultural shifts over the past six decades.

Including works by Scottish and international artists, many exhibiting in Scotland for the first time, Pop Life explores the intersection of popular culture and contemporary figurative drawing, challenging traditional distinctions between high and low art. Referencing diverse cultural influences including music, film, fashion, literature, social media and celebrities, the works spotlight this interplay, using familiar language to explore themes that expand traditional drawing practices.

Pop Life is a travelling exhibition, previously shown in Sweden (2022-23) and the Netherlands (2023). It is co-curated by artists Euan Gray and Witte Wartena, and is adapted from previous iterations to include Scottish artists.

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