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HITLIST THE BEST EXHIBITIONS
✽ Gareth Moore Exhibition showcasing the work of the Canadian sculptor during his recent three-month residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studios. See review, page 107. Glasgow Sculpture Studios, until Sat 7 Jun.
✽ Nathan Coley: The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh
For Generation, GoMA reinstall The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh, the work Coley made in 2004 for the Fruitmarket Gallery — a miniature cardboard model of every church, synagogue, mosque and temple in the Scottish capital. See preview, page 106. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Thurs 15 May—Sun 1 Feb, 2015.
✽ Degree shows See some of Scotland’s future stars as the art schools’ graduating students showcase their finest work at the end of their degrees. See feature, page 33. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Fri 16—Sun 25 May; Edinburgh College of Art, Sat 24 May—Sun 1 Jun; Glasgow School of Art, Sat 14—Sat 21 Jun.
✽ Jupiter Artland One of Scotland’s best art-related days out returns this summer,
with 30 outdoor and environmental works set in 100 acres of grounds at Bonnington House. See preview, page 106. Wilkieston, near Edinburgh, from Sat 17 May.
✽ Rachel Maclean: Happy & Glorious The acclaimed Glasgow video artist turns her attention to social class and status for this exhibition of three films. See preview, left. CCA, Glasgow, Sat 31 May—Sun 13 Jul.
✽ Louise Hopkins and Carol Rhodes Part
of ‘Below another sky’, a residency programme for 20 artists from the Commonwealth. Here, two shows by Louise Hopkins and Carol Rhodes capture two very different sets of experiences. See preview, page 108. Edinburgh Printmakers, Sat 7 Jun—Sat 19 Jul.
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RACHEL MACLEAN New split-screen video explores duality of characters
R achel Maclean turns her attention to social class and status for Happy & Glorious, an exhibition of three films that includes ‘Please Sir’, a new split-screen work made for CCA. ‘It’s slightly moving away from a specific look at patriotism or nationalism,’ Maclean says. ‘The starting point was looking at the narrative of The Prince and the Pauper, and this idea of a duality with these two characters that look the same but live very different lives. I like playing with that format. The prince and the pauper switch places halfway through, and the whole thing gets more complex. It’s on a continuous loop, so there’s a sense of not knowing where it starts or ends.’
The exhibition is part of Generation, which celebrates the past 25 years of art in Scotland. ‘Being part of Generation is great. It’s really
exciting in the sense of being a young artist as well; so many of the artists in Generation are people I’ve admired for a long time. And it’s a nice idea to think about what Scottish art means now and what it’s meant over the past 25 years.’ After Happy & Glorious, Maclean will be filming on Mull for a new work to be shown at Comar in Tobermory. ‘It’s an amazing place; there’s so much to choose from in terms of locations. I’m looking at a lot of folklore and Gaelic folktales and these notional spirit creatures that inhabit the human world, which I think might be quite fun to play around with as characters.’ (Rhona Taylor)
Happy & Glorious, CCA, Glasgow, Sat 31 May–Sun 13 Jul; The Weepers, An Tobar, Mull, Thu 7 Aug–Sat 27 Sep.