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StAnza 2019: Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh

  • The Byre Theatre University of St Andrews Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA (map)

A digital installation of selected poems and images from a new book about the artist’s Edinburgh legacy.

Eduardo Paolozzi was arguably one of the greatest European artists of the twentieth century and the originator of the pop art movement. He was also the son of an immigrant Italian family who ran an ice cream shop in Leith. Some of the most arresting work of this prolific sculptor and printmaker is still to be found in his native city of Edinburgh.

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh (Luath, 2018, ed. Christine De Luca and Carlo Pirozzi) pays homage to this inheritance, and offers wide-ranging responses to Paolozzi’s approach to art as a ceaseless creative process, a ‘constant re-invention’ of a ‘world at large’. These tributes include new poems in English by Christine De Luca with Italian translations by Francesca Romana Paci, a selection of which are showcased as part of this digital installation.

Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, please visit the StAnza event page here.