The Best Exhibitions
Roderick Buchanan: Histrionics An exhibition examining the sectarian past and present that still manages to haunt the streets of Glasgow. Buchanan presents films, photographs and an installation that will take over the large main gallery in GoMA for six months, bringing together films and images of Republican and Loyalist bands based in Glasgow right into the broken heart of the city. GoMA, Glasgow, Thu 5 Apr-Sun 28 Oct.
Wael Shawky: Al Aqsa Park Egypt-born Shawky’s films explore the complex relationship between Jewish and Islamic cultures. The artist uses the Dome on the Rock and the Al Asqa Mosque to describe the continuing complex social and political situation in the Middle East, creating an architectural spinning top that whirls out of control. See review. Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sat 21 Apr.
Opt in For Art Featuring drawings, films, animations, installations, sculptures and objects produced by children and young people during a range of projects and workshops. The participants have been involved in all aspects of the preparation for this exhibition, from making the artwork to installation and marketing of the show. See preview. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Thu 19 Apr-Sun 6 May.
Spectrum Forty years of video art is presented through the work of German-based artists Nan Hoover and Nina Könnemann. This mini retrospective of the artist’s work is part of the 40YEARSVIDEOART.DE, a project initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, with events taking place in selected art venues throughout Glasgow. See preview. CCA, Glasgow, Sat 14 Apr-Sat 12 May.