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Turner Prize It's official. The cutting edge of contemporary British art is a bisected cow. It was, apparently, a near-run-thing and it's still worth making the trip to the Tate to see Hirst's work and that of the other short-listed artists, Mona Hatoum, Callum Innes and Mark Wallinger. Tate, London SW1; to Sun

The British Art Show Five years ago this was the show which aroused much critical furore against Julian Opie and Rachel Whiteread. Against the flak this year are Hirst and Wallinger ('Half-Brother', left). How will they fare? A little better, now that the avant-garde has become the establishment. Whitworth, Manchester

Art & Power This ambitious exhibition attempts to expose the cultural arrogance of the key European totalitarian nations, Germany, Russia and Italy in the crucial years from 1930 to 1945. Sobering and timely. Hayward, London SE1; to 21 Jan