ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY

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Kiki Smith

Fruitmarket, Edinburgh

The artist formerly known for body-work widens her range to natural history and the animal world, with drawings and video (left). To 11 Sept

Notorious MoMA, Oxford

One hundred years after his birth, Alfred Hitchcock lives. Group show looks at his legacy in art, most cunningly in the "Phoenix Tapes". To 3 Oct

Anthony Gormley's "Field" Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

One of the hits of the decade: a sea of 40,000 pint-sized clay folk - obedient, expectant, menacing, and stopping dead in a line at your feet. To 31 Oct

Chart Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

Four "slow" artists working with time and nature, including Roger Ackling's sun scorch marks and Stephen Turner's canvases soaked in Medway mud. To 11 Sept

Jessica Stockholker Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff

Young American installation artist inaugurates this new Arts Centre with a walk-in riot of stacked objects and lush colours, using fridges, Portakabins, carpets... To 7 Nov

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