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Sometimes I Disappear, Ingleby Gallery

Cindy Sherman tilts her head away from the viewer. Her lips converge in a glossy pout; her eyes are thickly bounded with eyeliner. Her entranced gaze admires the Ingleby Gallery’s ornate Victorian skylight, recently renovated, as an intimation of some divine light looming above her. Sherman’s self-portrait measures less than twenty centimetres, but her presence […]

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Lee Lozano: Slip, Slide, Splice

At first glance, Lee Lozano’s Slip, Slide, Splice is crude; phallic imagery abounds in the Fruitmarket Gallery’s latest exhibition. It may appear we’ve seen such suggestive art before, but Lozano’s semantic play of sex and syntax offers the viewer a new perspective on the role of language in art, adopting a sensuously witty and inventive vocabulary […]

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The Benefits of Being Under the Weather

A classical figure rotates atop a vintage television, wielding a comically tall flag delicately jerking from side to side as she swerves. This flag is fixed to the figure by fleshy pink foam, more of which can be found at the base of the sculpture. ‘Totem’ is candid and stoic, a dramatic confrontation when turning […]

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Turner in January

Despite the excitement of returning to university, January so far has been a frosty affair – both in politics and in reality.. This week has seen the falling of snow, and the creation of a fantasy, winter landscape. But within the doors of the Scottish National Gallery, Turner in January offers a much warmer, more […]

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Vertigo Sea at Talbot Rice Gallery

Seldom do I feel belittled by an art exhibition, but Vertigo Sea is as provokingly intense as its name suggests – and one realises just how vast the ocean is. The exhibition is modest in size; we’re given only two rooms with video installations. In the Georgian Gallery, artist John Akomfrah presents us with a […]

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Add it up at Fruitmarket Gallery

Burnt out cigarettes hang suspended on a cable perfectly taut, stretching from one end of the room to another. A delicate membrane undulates across the gallery wall, its cells a brickwork of white rolling papers – the work aptly named ‘Skin’ (pictured). There is a silence to the exhibition as I follow the path of […]

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EUSC’s Twelfth Night

Mistaken identity, gender swapping, wanton drunkenness – this production had all the hallmarks of a classic Shakespearean comedy. This production, directed by Lauren Stockless, with its minimalist set and live music provided by Fiona Russell and Mim Wright, felt extremely faithful to the Shakespearean original.   Generally the production was very well directed – however, […]

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A Step in Time: EU Footlights Showchoir

Edinburgh University Footlights’ Showchoir have created a wonderfully uplifting show that is certain to send you home singing and dancing with a huge grin on your face. A Step In Time really is a special performance. The opening, title song, ‘A Step In Time’, whilst not stellar, sets us up for the rest of the […]