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  • 11 December 2006

The best exhibitions

Douglas Gordon - Superhumanatural A major retrospective of one of Scotland’s most internationally successful artists. The various exhibitions around the city bring together Gordon’s video works, installations, film projects and text pieces that have been parked on floors and projected on the walls of some of the world’s most prestigious galleries. National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, until Sat 15 Jan. Read review

Off the Wall The work on show at the National Gallery of modern art shows what can happen when you pull it off the wall and knock sculptures of plinths - a glorious carnivalesque mess of installed Technicolor balls, multicolored duct tape and a lot of gaudy crockery laying about the floor. Artists exhibiting include Martin Creed, Jim Lambie and Yinka Shonibare. SNGMA, Edinburgh, until May 2007 (closing date to be confirmed). Read preview

Christine Borland This mini-retrospective presents a selection of some of Borland’s profoundest works, sculptures and installations that draw on science and the narratives and limited perspectives it takes. Borland deconstructs these stories and adds multiple layers of new meaning. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 28 Jan. Read review

Northern City Artists, designers and architects come together in another successful show at Glasgow’s Lighthouse gallery. The curators and exhibitions staff have managed to get it right again by keeping away from the blueprints and maquettes, allowing artistic vision to guide our understanding of Edinburgh past and present. The Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow, until Sun 4 Mar. More details

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