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Christine Borland

Christine Borland Preserves
Exhibition 2 December 2006 – 28 January 2007

Christine Borland makes art which deals with the body, and with our emotional, imaginative, medical and institutional sense of self. Her practice is hugely varied, yet it is united by a number of constants. Chief among these is an insistent interrogation of objects and situations which shed light on the junction between the fact of the body and the more imaginative or conceptual construct of the self: the mechanics and the mystery of human existence.

This exhibition brought together a selection of existing, recent, and newly-commissioned work and offered an opportunity to trace the development of Borland’s ideas

New commission supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Exhibition supported by The Henry Moore Foundation

This exhibition toured to The Collection, Lincoln

Christine Borland Exhibition Guide

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Exhibition Poster

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This poster was designed by The Fruitmarket Gallery to support the Christine Borland Preserves exhibition which ran from 2 December 2006 – 28 January 2007.

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Exhibition DVD

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This DVD supports the Christine Borland exhibition Preserves that ran at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh from 2 December 2006 – 28 January 2007.

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Fruitmarket Gallery Publication

Christine Borland Preserves Book Cover

A comprehensive survey which covers the artist’s work to date, this is an essential sourcebook for curators, students and people both new to and familiar with her work. Christine Borland makes art which deals with the body, and with our emotional, imaginative, medical, and institutional sense of self.

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Artist's Edition : Fallen Spirits, 2006

Christine Borland

This limited edition artwork, produced on the occasion of the exhibition, features bleached leaves taken from a descendent of Hippocrates’ plane tree on the island of Kos in Greece. It relates to the sculpture Support Work (Hippocrates 1:075).

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