EXHIBITIONS Chosen by Richard Dorment
The most satisfying Warhol retrospective ever. Look out particularly for the wonderful Screen Tests and the neverseen-before Time Capsules. Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh (0131 624 6200), until Oct 7.
DANCE Chosen by Ismene Brown
Picasso on Paper This big show focuses on Picasso’s activities as a print-maker, with emphasis on the innovative techniques he used to create each etching, aquatint, or lithograph. Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (0131 624 6200), until Sept 23. Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan Exquisitely refined work in ceramic, textile, lacquer, metalwork, glass and wood. British Museum, London WC1 (020 7323 8181), until Oct 21. Impressionists by the Sea Snappy title for a thoughtful show that’s really about French artists painting the coast of northern France in the late 19th century. Royal Academy, London W1 (020 7300 8000), until Sept 30. Renaissance Silver from the Schroder Collection Spectacular display of princely magnificence by late medieval and Renaissance goldsmiths. Wallace Collection, London W1 (020 7563 9500), until Oct 14. Andy Warhol: A Celebration of Life and Death Trisha Brown Dance Company One of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers unveils a mixed bill of works. Edinburgh Playhouse (0131 467 5200), until tomorrow. The Battle of Stalingrad Georgia’s Tbilisi Marionette State Theatre takes on an almost absurdly large theme with small, simple means. The soundtrack (acted in Russian, translated in English) is flawless, while the grave puppeteers handle their objects with gossamer delicacy. Assembly Aurora Nova, Edinburgh (0131 623 3030), until Mon. Astronomy for Insects Who knows what this show from Russia’s blackSKYwhite means, but it’s a blast. Money and imagination have been well spent on a sci-fi world of odd humanoid characters living amid throbbing light tubes and earsplitting noise. Assembly Aurora Nova, Edinburgh (0131 623 3030), until Mon.