ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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Lucio Fontana Hayward Gallery

Mysterious Italian sculptor-painter, slasher and slitter, reaches his best and strangest in "The End of God" - a suite of egg-shaped, burst and punctured canvases. To 9 Jan

2

Ana Maria Pacheco National Gallery

The Brazilian sculptor and current in-house artist stages a tableau of chunky, wide-eyed, over-human-size, painted-wood effigies surrounding a stark Sebastian, arrowed. They're alive. To 9 Jan

3

CRW Nevinson Imperial War Museum

Retrospective for the Vorticist painter and printmaker, famous for his dynamic Second World War images; less so for his bizarre allegories of modernity. To 30 Jan

4

Gino Severini Estorick Collection

Paintings and works on paper by the top Italian Futurist follows one decade, 90-20, through world-smashing war works, whirly-gig abstracts and cool Cubist still-lifes. To 9 Jan

5

Richard Wentworth Lisson Gallery

Old china - new spin. His recent sculptures deploy large quantities of second-hand plates, while his photos investigate low-level DIY improvisations. To 4 Dec

THE FIVE BEST SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Prunella Clough Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield

New work by the Jerwood prize-winning British painter of fragile, fine-tuned, not-quite abstracts, now 80. To 22 Jan

2

Ian Breakwell Loughborough University

By the artist and writer responsible for "The Ian Breakwell Diaries - TEXTWORKS", this spans 30 years of visual poetry, calligraphy, tape, TV, prints and manipulated language. To 7 Dec

3

Christine Borland Dundee Contemporary Arts

Young Scottish artist Borland takes on genetics in an installation with UV light, floating DNA samples and jelly-fish filmed glowing in the dark. To 23 Jan

4

Morandi & His Time Dean Gallery, Edinburgh

Mr 20th-century still life: 9 of his table-top paintings, with their close and nervous families of bottles, jugs and pots. To 5 Dec

5

Michelangelo Pistoletto MoMA, Oxford

The sage of the Arte Povera movement. His classic Sixties mirror paintings, where painted figures mingle with our reflections, are shown with new sculpture, silkscreens and photos. To 30 Dec

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