pick of the week

As the Northern Ireland peace process continues to stumble, 16 leading Irish artists come together in a powerful exhibition. Poetic Landscape - Political Territory is an uncompromising commentary on a problem that just won't go away.

To 30 Aug. Concourse Gallery, Barbican, London (0171-638 4141)

From the Sixties artists began to use the book as an art form. The Tate's new display of artists' books uncovers the phenomenon, drawing on its collection of 2,000 such works.

To 26 Nov. Millbank, London SW1 (0171-887 8000)

The Crane Kalman Gallery has brought together 27 artists for The Bold Image, a show whose title says it all. Fine pieces by Heron, Ayres, Kandinsky, Sutherland and others. One of the summer's more interesting shows.

To 9 Sept. 178 Brompton Rd, London SW3 (0171-584 7566)

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