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SHUVINAI ASHOONA: HOLDING ON TO UNIVERSES CCA, Fri 7 Feb–Sun 22 Mar, cca- glasgow.com Work by Canadian artist, inspired by familial rituals and traditions as well as imagined events.
EXPLORATION: FROM DEEP TIME TO OUTER SPACE Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, until Sat 14 Mar, gla.ac.uk/hunterian An exhibition looking at the ways in which natural sciences collections are built up by expeditions. BRUCE HAMILTON: FURNITURE MAKERS The Lighthouse, until Sun 22 Mar, thelighthouse.co.uk Work by furniture maker Bruce Hamilton, who has specialised for years in making (among other things) reproductions of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
FRANCE-LISE MCGURN: IN EMOTIA Tramway, until Sun 29 Mar, tramway. org Work from Glasgow-based artist, consisting of figurative painting and wall drawings evoking bodies in various locations, suggesting intimacy, ecstasy, sexuality, violence and loss. HAL FISCHER: GAY SEMIOTICS AND OTHER WORKS Gallery of Modern Art, until Sat 30 May, glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/ venues/gallery-of-modern-art-goma The complete works of the American artist who documented the gay culture of San Francisco in the 1970s.
WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM THE AMBERSIDE COLLECTION Stills, until Tue 3 Mar, stills.org Photographs from the archive of Amber Film & Photography Collective, featuring work by Diane Arbus, Martine Franck, Graciela Iturbide, Izabela Jedrzejczyk, Laura Junka-Aikio, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Susan Meiselas, Tish Murtha and Grace Robertson.
MAY MORRIS: ART AND LIFE Dovecot Studios,until Sat 14 Mar, dovecotstudios.com An overview of the work of May Morris (1862–1938), younger daughter of William Morris and one of the central figures of the arts and crafts movement.
MOUNT STRANGE AND THE TEMPLE OF FAME Summerhall, until Sun 15 Mar, summerhall.co.uk An exhibition in which four major female artists investigate managed histories, strange landscapes and myth-making: Victoria Clare Bernie, Maria Gimeno, Mina Hedyari-Waite and Alix Villanueva.
ALEXANDRA HAESEKER: THE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTER Edinburgh Printmakers, until Sun 22 Mar, edinburghprintmakers.co.uk Contemporary mixed media exhibition featuring works inspired by nature. ACTINIC: PHOTOGRAPHY IN PRINT Edinburgh Printmakers, until Sun 22 Mar, edinburghprintmakers.co.uk Prints by Scotland-based artists which demonstrate the technique of ‘actinism’.
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BP PORTRAIT AWARD 2019 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, until Sun 22 Mar, nationalgalleries. org/visit/scottish-national-portrait- gallery The very best in contemporary portrait painting is on display for the most prestigious portraiture competition in the world.
MARINE HUGONNIER: TRAVEL POSTERS Ingleby Gallery, until Sat 28 Mar, inglebygallery.com Art exploring the Pan Am advertising campaign designed by Chermayeff and Geismar in 1971. NOW: KATIE PATERSON, DARREN ALMOND, SHONA MACNAUGHTON AND LUCY RAVEN Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), until Sun 31 May, nationalgalleries.org/ visit/scottish-national-gallery- modern-art The sixth and final NOW show highlights the work of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, who’s known for collaborating with specialists in science (especially astronomy and cosmology).
PINE’S EYE Talbot Rice Gallery, Sat 29 Feb– Sat 9 May, trg.ed.ac.uk Exhibition exploring what it means to be human in times of ecological change. JULIJONAS URBONAS Collective, Wed 1 Apr–Sun 10 May, collective-edinburgh.art Work by noted Lithuanian artist, informed by his interest in post-phenomenology, space medicine, particle physics and outer space anthropology.
OUT OF TOWN SEIZED BY THE LEFT HAND Dundee Contemporary Arts, until Sun 22 Mar, dca.org.uk Exhibition curated by Eoin Dara and Kim McAleese, featuring work exploring ideas from Ursula K LeGuin’s novel The Left Hand of Darkness. See review, page 100.
OSCAR MARZAROLI Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, until Sun 15 Mar, streetlevelphotoworks. org Major exhibition of 80-plus iconic black and white photographs by the late Oscar Marzaroli, who captured life on the streets of Glasgow from the 50s through to the 80s. See review, page 100. HARDEEP PANDHAL – CONFESSIONS OF A THUG: PAKIVELI Tramway, Glasgow, until Sun 22 Mar, tramway. org Multimedia exhibition inspired by both the Orientalist pulp novel Confessions of a Thug and the artist’s own rap name, adapted from one of 2Pac’s aliases. See preview, page 100.
SULAÏMAN MAJALI: SARACEN GO HOME Collective, Edinburgh, until Sun 29 Mar, collective-edinburgh.art Work from Glasgow-based artist, the title coming from racist graffiti sprayed on a mosque in Cumbernauld. See feature, page 106. PAULA REGO: OBEDIENCE AND
DEFIANCE Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two), Edinburgh, until Sun 19 Apr, nationalgalleries. org/visit/scottish- national-gallery-modern- art A major retrospective of the print work of Portuguese artist Paula Rego, bringing the politics of her work to the foreground. See review, page 99. RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Sat 15 Feb–Wed 11 Mar, royalscottishacademy.org The RSA’s annual exhibition of work by 62 graduates from the 2019 degree shows in art schools around the country, one of the art calendar’s most important showcases for emerging talent.
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