Edinburgh Art Festival preview: Visual Arts - Franz West, Peter Doig and Nam June Paik


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"It doesn't matter what art looks like," said the Austrian Franz West (Platonic Moon, 2003). His work with other artists is the subject of Mostly West at Inverleith House (rbge.org .uk, to 22 Sept).

By contrast, Peter Doig, at the Scottish National Gallery (nationalgalleries.org, 3 Aug to 3 Nov), paints by himself and is in love with beauty. He and West do share a kind of soulfulness, though. So, too, Nam June Paik, whose invention of the video installation 50 years ago is celebrated in Transmitted Live, at the Talbot Rice Gallery (ed.ac.uk, 9 Aug to 19 Oct).

Face to watch: Krijn de Koning rebuilds the interiors of buildings, rendering the familiar unfamiliar. His latest victim is the Edinburgh College of Art (Thu to 1 Sept).