THE FIVE BEST EXHIBITIONS

Click to follow
The Independent Culture
Turks (Royal Academy, London)

Culturama of Ottoman artefacts and objects, from AD600 to 1600, tracing developments in textiles, metalwork, ceramic, script. (020-7300 8000) to 12 Apr

Faces in a Crowd (Whitechapel Gallery, London)

A pocket history of figurative art and the modern city, in paintings (Manet, Hopper) and photos (Capa, Gursky). (020-7522 7888) to 27 Feb

Phyllida Barlow (Bloomberg Space, London)

Crushed, taped, wodged, painted, jammed, spattered work by the UK sculptor of mixed-media pieces. (020-7330 7283) to 5 Mar

ZBob and Roberta Smith

(Baltic, Gateshead)

"Help Build the Ruins of Democracy": new work by the artist, using sculpture, social narrative and text. (0191-478 1810) to 3 Apr

Anthony Caro (Tate Britain, London)

The British artist's walk-through, clamber-up architectural sculptures fill the central gallery. (020-7887 8000) to 17 Apr

AND ONE TO AVOID...

Francois Boucher (Wallace Collection, London)

We're not seduced by the 18th-century French painter's erotic-decorative world of frothy and flouncy romps.

Comments