Charles Pétillon transforms everyday scenes using balloons in art-installation series Invasions

The 42-year-old says he uses the balloons to "shift our point of view from a practical perception to an aesthetic experience that provokes questions"

Photography exhibition reveals haunting post-Communist scenes from Romania and Hungary

Tamas Dezso: Notes for an Epilogue runs from 17 April at the Photographers' Gallery in London

Thomas Rentmeister, artist: "I make music here but often go out to have my work made elsewhere"

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Black people in post-war America: New exhibition documents an often brutal experience

Glenn Ligon - a favourite artist of Barack Obama, whose work hangs in the President's private rooms - has turned curator for a powerful new exhibition

Photographer Ricardo Cases captures Spain's pigeon breeders and their feathered friends

The all-male pursuit dates back to the late-18th century and Cases documented the sport for his book, Paloma al Aire ("Dove Into the Air")

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Sonia Delaunay retrospective: Tate Modern's new show gives the genre-busting artist her due

The exhibition celebrates the entire range of Delaunay’s medium-crossing work

'The Architect' by Eric Johansson: 'The dicipline of paradoxal geometry, imagine the unimaginable'

Erik Johansson's optical illusion photographs will boggle your mind

Captivating but best not looked at with a headache

David Whittaker, I transition

Gender dysphoria artist David Whittaker lays it bare

The Cornish painter’s Glimpse exhibition opens next week. Here David, also known as Kim, talks to Matilda Battersby about how being in the wrong body influences art

Switched on: Graham Fagen in his Glasgow studio

Graham Fagen, artist: 'In this space it's all about the making, in the other it's about the thinking'

Karen Wright meets Fagen in the Glasgow Sculpture Studios - one of two of the artist's studios
Lost and found: one of the notes that will be on show from Bentley’s

From shopping lists to love poems: Our discarded jottings say much about our lives

Artist Daisy Bentley has collected hundreds of lost notes, as she tells Charlie Gilmour

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Jason Rhoades: The anarchic work of a man who's still inspiring long after death

Watching children being ushered around the Tyneside exhibition, I hope some of his irreverent approach to art inspires some of them to 'make art not war'

Fifty Chefs exhibition: Photographer Katie Wilson documents the injuries sustained on the culinary front line

The scars and burns that disfigure their hands and arms of London's top chefs are worn as proud emblems of their duty - evidence of steaks seared, vegetables diced and oysters shucked

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Radiohead's 'sixth member' Stanley Donwood on how flame-throwing brought them together

The artist responsible for the band's album covers, tells Matilda Battersby how swallowing fire brought them together and why he has turned his talent to the works of JG Ballard

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Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery, review: Two continents that deserve better

Africa and Latin America have rich visual traditions, but the mostly bland and repetitive works in the Saatchi Gallery’s show of new art are underwhelming

Place Blanche, Paris, 1961, shot by Christer Strömholm

How Leica transformed photography for ever: Celebrating 100 years of the famous camera

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