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From sketch books to scribbled notes, this year's RSA group show reveals how artists put their work together - and actually feels all the more unified for it
The Greek myth of Narcissus, long seen as a cautionary tale, was reclaimed last century by Surrealists as a way of analysing their own identity, gender and sexuality
Moira Jeffrey reflects on a group show examining the powerful influence of the Narcissus myth on surrealist art
There's no shortage of interesting ideas in Manfred Pernice's new show at Dundee Contemporary Arts - it's just a shame he hasn't distilled them into fully-formed works of art
In the middle of a bashed-up wooden workbench, at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith, sits a milk-white Jammie Dodger with a transparent, blood red heart.
TINY, pretty, and with a birdlike daintiness that completely belies her very dry sense of humour - in many ways Claire Cunningham is exactly what you'd imagine a dancer to look like.
ONE of the things I do when I'm not schlepping around art galleries is teach journalism. This week we were talking about writing a newspaper column.
Christine Borland: Cast From Nature
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Inverleith House, Edinburgh
NOT FAR from Wakefield, in the kind of green, rolling, inhabited landscape that makes parts of rural Scotland seem as desolate as the moon, is one of the great treasures of British sculpture: the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Though there's undoubted skill in Jeremy Millar's work, seeing it generally feels more like decoding a cleverly constructed puzzle than an aesthetic experience
A fascinating new exhibition celebrates the artists who help bring children's books to life
The centuries of war waged in Afghanistan may have wrecked the country but its rich and diverse history has been preserved against the odds by its brave people
Artist Rooms, Jeff Koons
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, EDINBURGH
At the world's largest art fair, Maastricht, the prices are high and the sellers are looking to the East
If they don't ring an immediate bell with you, the names Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore might somehow comically suggest a pair of French mime artists. In a sense that's what they were all their lives.
"In any conflict situation, photographs become loaded with meaning, but "truth" depends on where you stand"