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Installation view

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Jennie Temple, Shark costumes for the family to wear if we ever feel like it, 2013, fabric

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Oscar Charles Laughridge, Putting a book on a desk, 2012, watercolour on paper

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Installation view

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Jennie Temple, I don’t know how to say words, 2012, ink and felt-tip drawing

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Jennie Temple, Pausebank: film(s) for inbetween, pauses collected since 2010 – ongoing, digital video

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Jennie Temple, Pausebank: film(s) for inbetween, pauses collected since 2010 – ongoing, digital video (video still)

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Fiona Mathison, Dissemblance or duplicity (two parts), 2013, black and white photographs

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John Smith, The Black Tower, 1985-1987, 24 minutes, colour, sound (optical), 16mm transferred to video

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Jiří Kovanda, Two of us, 2011 A man and a woman enter in the space and remove their shoes. The man places his shoes on the floor with the point facing the wall, while the woman places hers to the left and right of the man’s shoes with the heel against the wall, performance, unique (+1 A.P.)

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Jiří Kovanda, Two of us, 2011 A man and a woman enter in the space and remove their shoes. The man places his shoes on the floor with the point facing the wall, while the woman places hers to the left and right of the man’s shoes with the heel against the wall, performance, unique (+1 A.P.)

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Installation view

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Emma O’Sullivan, Helmer, filing cabinet, 2013, inkjet prints

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Emma O’Sullivan, Helmer, filing cabinet, 2013, inkjet prints

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Fiona Mathison, Three Blue Bottles, 1976, tapestry

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Oscar Charles Laughridge, Poster folds and fireplace tiles, 2011, digital video

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Jiří Kovanda, Fence, 2011, A man cuts the hem of a woman’s skirt while she is wearing it and places the cut piece on the plinth, performance, unique (+1 A.P.)

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Jiří Kovanda, Fence, 2011, A man cuts the hem of a woman’s skirt while she is wearing it and places the cut piece on the plinth, performance, unique (+1 A.P.)

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Rupert Ackroyd, Radioplant, Snowman, Potlamp and BBQ from the series Innovations, 2005

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Rupert Ackroyd, Potlamp, 2005

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Rupert Ackroyd, Radioplant, 2005

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Rupert Ackroyd, BBQ, 2005

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It’s a Beautiful World

Rupert Ackroyd | Jiří Kovanda | Oscar Charles Laughridge | Fiona Mathison | John Smith | Emma O’Sullivan | Jennie Temple

18 May – 2 June 2013
Fri – Sun, 12—5pm or by appointment

It’s a Beautiful World brings together artists who strive to discover moments of mystery and wonder found within their immediate surroundings. The artists share an inquisitive and contemplative sensibility exploring the experience of being fascinated by particular objects and situations, both found and created. The artists use various approaches to highlight the kind of quiet and unspectacular moments which hold significance and meaning for individuals.

As part of the exhibition Rhubaba presents a one off film screening of John Smith: Early Shorts at Filmhouse Edinburgh on 27 May. The exhibition, film screening and publication explore the power language has to frame meaning and in turn value, and the ways in which certain objects and images hold sensibility and potency.

To accompany the exhibition Rhubaba has produced a new publication titled, Pictures of car radios taken while good music was playing, based on responses from artists and writers to an artwork by Hans-Peter Feldmann of the same name.

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