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Art & Power

This well thought-out if somewhat over-curated exhibition attempts to document the extreme cultural arrogance of the three key European dictatorships of the 1930s and 1940s. Official art from Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Communist Russia shown alongside work labelled as "degenerate".

To 21 Jan. Hayward Gallery, London SE1 (0171-928 3144)

Africa, the Art of a Continent

This, the pivotal show of the recent Africa '95 season, proved to be more impressive than it might have at first appeared. The curator, Tom Phillips, is to be congratulated on pulling off an inspired tour de force. Don't miss your last chance to see this essential crash course in the art of a too-often-neglected continent.

To 21 Jan. Royal Academy, London W1 (0171-439 7438)

David Hockney

It is now some 30 years since Bradford's boy wonder shot to stardom as the leading light of British Pop. In that time he has been constantly experimenting with every medium from photo-collage to fax machine. Drawing, though, has remained a constant inspiration and here are some of his finest. Portraits, nudes and dogs.

To 21 Jan. Royal Academy, London W1 (0171-439 7438)