ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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1

The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come British Museum

Images following the Four Horsemen bringing plague, fire and famine in drawings, prints and manuscripts from the th century to the Second World War. To 24 Apr

2

Lucio Fontana Hayward Gallery

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

3

Ana Maria Pacheco National Gallery

Brazilian sculptor, current gallery 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

4

Peter Kennard Gimpel Fils

"The Domesday Book" gathers photomontage work from the last 20 years: millennial visions of missiles, financial markets and clutching hands. To 22 Jan

5

Glen Baxter Anthony Wilkinson Gallery

"You see, professor, the mountains are exactly where we left them." A new instalment of Baxter's well-loved, idiosyncratic meta-cartoons. To 6 Jan

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