The best visual art exhibitions in Scotland for autumn 2013

The best visual art exhibitions in Scotland for autumn 2013

Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol and Roman Ondák among highlights

Two Edinburgh institutions join forces this autumn to present exhibitions by the hugely influential artist Louise Bourgeois. Modern One and the Fruitmarket Gallery offer two very different takes on Bourgeois, who died in 2010 and is probably best known for her giant steel spiders. Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets at Modern One (Sat 26 Oct–Sun 18 May 2014) brings together some of the American artist's major sculptures – including one of the spiders – as well as a selection of paintings and installations. Over at the Fruitmarket, Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away (Sat 26 Oct–Sun 23 Feb 2014) focuses on her works on paper.

Down at Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament presents 40 works by Andy Warhol (Pop, Power and Politics, Scottish Parliament Building, Sun 5 Oct–Sun 3 Nov). The show, which explores themes of power and politics, includes portraits of Lenin, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon, the Queen and the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance – and it's bound to be busy.

In Glasgow, the Common Guild curates the first Scottish exhibition by the Slovakian multimedia artist Roman Ondák (Sat 12 Oct–Sat Dec 14). The exhibition promises a selection of paintings, found images and objects, but Ondák is an artist whose intelligent, considered work always surprises. Watch out for a performance of This Way, Please which, as with so much of Ondák's work, merges art with the everyday.

Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a tiny Frenchwoman with an impish smirk, who made sculptures, installations and images that gave unforgettable shape to her lifelong theme: human relationships and the trouble they cause. She is a hero to artists as diverse as Dorothy Cross and Tracey Emin, and her work, although often…

Roman Ondák: Some Thing

New work by the Slovakian conceptual artist whose Measuring the Universe – in which the plain white gallery space is marked with the height and name of each visitor, until over time a pattern emerges – was an unexpected popular hit at New York's MoMA in 2007. This exhibition contains paintings and drawings made by the…

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics

Portraits by Warhol of public figures, on loan from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into works of art. This major exhibition focuses on her sculptural work, including pieces such as Spiral Woman, Avenza and Cell (Eyes and Mirrors).