ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS IN LONDON

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Joseph Beuys Tate Modern

The mythic German artist, sculptor, performer, European shaman, devoted to the cause of "social sculpture"; here, his vitrines, "actions", environments. To 2 May

Africa Remix Hayward Gallery

Giant survey of contemporary art from 25 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe and all points between. Plus, a music lounge with the latest sounds. To 17 Apr

Dan Flavin Haunch of Venison

The American 1960s fluorescent-tube man, maker of minimal, geometric, coloured pieces, simply configured and alive with saturated light. To 16 Mar

Turner, Whistler, Monet Tate Britain

Tying together this top-drawer trio: atmospherics, light, night, water, the Thames, the Seine, Venice... with Whistler's nocturnes, his London sunk in darkness. To 15 May

Christian Marclay Curve, Barbican

Swiss/American sound and sculpture artist, from the experimental end of the musical spectrum, uses upscaled instruments, audiotape, sampling and cut-and-paste film. Thur to 15 May

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