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Six of the best: Art | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews

Six of the best: Art

theartsdesk recommends the half-dozen top exhibitions

Marlene Dumas, Stern, 2004© Marlene Dumas/ Tate

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Tate Modern (See picture) A living painter who can compete with Manet and make images relevant. Until 10 May

Sotto Voco, Dominique Lévy With seductive holes and nails hammered in aggressively, white is not as pure as it pretends. Until 18 April

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery Tender feeling and empathy pervade the work of this grand master of the swagger portrait. Until 25 May

Whitworth Art Gallery The Manchester gallery celebrates its past and looks to its future (a reopening of the gallery with temporary displays by artists including Cornelia Parker and a permanent collection)

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Art Gallery Jumble sale or treasure trove? Exploring the collections of 14 postwar and contemporary artists. Until 25 May

Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary Is Van Dyck really the father of the self portrait? Until 10 May

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