ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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The Independent Culture
1

Disasters of War Imperial War Museum

Three ages of European war through the etchings of Jaques Callot, Goya and Otto Dix. Serial flashes of horror, mass-executions, madness and blood everywhere. To 26 Sep

2

Van Dyck Royal Academy

Elegant, melancholy and short-lived portraitist to countless burghers, nobles and royals, court painter to Charles . To 3 Dec

3

Jane and Louise Wilson Serpentine Gallery

A mini-retro for the Turner-shortlisted twins, specialists in accessing the institutes of power, with atmospheric room-scale video installations, photographs, and themselves as stalking presences. To 3 Oct

4

Morandi & His Time Estorick Collection

Mr Twentieth-Century still-life: 9 of his table-top paintings, with the close and nervous families of bottles, jugs and pots. To 9 Sept

5

Francesca Woodman Photographers Gallery

A woman hiding: US photographer, who died at 22, flits through her pictures, there and not there, sometimes masked, in one disguised as wallpaper. To 25 Sep

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