Hitlist - The best exhibitions
The best exhibitions
Sara Barker An exhibition of sculptures by the Glasgow-based artist made out of flimsy, throwaway materials. Barker arranges her anti-sculptures in intentionally unimpressive geometric arrangements, forcing the viewer to stand directly in front of her work, to feel the full force of her intentionally pathetic compositions. See review. Mary Mary, Glasgow, until Sat 16 Jun.
Alex Pollard: Black Marks Clowns suffering from gender dysphoria are used as subject matter for the sculptures, wall drawings and paintings by the 2005 Venice Biennale contributor. Pollard uses images of 80s Romos and Pierrots to examine artifice, staged subjectivity, and the abysmal self that hides behind masks. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, until Sat 2 Jun.
Roderick Buchanan: Histrionics The sectarian divide that still runs down the heart of Glasgow is examined by the Glasgow-born artist. Buchanan uses his own personal, lived experience within a ‘mixed marriage’ (Catholic and Protestant) to show how similar the experiences between victims and aggressors of this hate-filled stand-off truly are. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until Sun 28 Oct.
Aernout Mik: Shifting, Shifting Responding to the urgency of war, renowned Dutch artist Aernout Mik’s films comment on aggression and inertia during wartime, with unseen footage from the conflict in Yugoslavia and a peculiarly familiar fictional account of the aftermath of a disaster. See preview. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until Wed 11 Jul.