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Young Americans Part II

Following the success and controversy of the chocolate and dynamite in Part I of its paean to young American artists, the Saatchi Gallery unveils the work of another quintet comprising Jacqueline Humphries, Tony Oursler, Richard Prince, Charles Ray and Kiki Smith. The reaction of the tabloid press to the previous show was perhaps predictable. What they'll make of Ray's intimidating, 8ft-high female mannequins and male store dummies endowed with casts of the artist's genitals is anyone's guess.

Thurs to 28 Apr. Saatchi Collection, London NW8 (0171-624 8299)

Terry Atkinson

A rare and welcome look at 30 years' work by the artist who is one half of Art & Language, including an early gouache and a print, the celebrated Wildthink Album from 1966 and Enola Gay mute. Variously political, philosophical and historic enquiries into the meaning and relevance of art by a constantly intriguing artist.

Thurs to 20 Apr. Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design (01603 610561)

Characters and Conversations

Once again the Tate Liverpool uses its own collections to explore an interesting art historical question. In this case - how "modern" can we consider those British artists who described themselves as such between 1900 and 1930? Tonks, Gwen John, Nevinson, Sickert, Bomberg and others vie for the title.

To Apr 1997. Tate Gallery, Liverpool (0151-709 3223)