The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Shows

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Jackson Pollock (Tate Gallery, London)

Big, revelatory retrospective for the wild hero of Abstract Expressionism (going on Old Master), legendary for his great drip paintings. To 6 Jun

New Art for a New Era (Barbican Gallery, London)

Russian Avant-Garde paintings, from the Bolshevik government's official modern art collection, organised by Malevich while political and artistic revolutions were briefly in step. To 27 Jun

ESP (IKON Gallery, Birmingham)

Contemporary artists investigate the paranormal in this weird group show (right), including Susan Hiller's frightening and wonderful video installation about the psychic powers of children. To 13 Jun

As Dark as Light (around Cornwall)

A countywide contemporary art fest, focusing on the solar eclipse: work at the Tate, St Ives; Newlyn Gallery, Penzance, and dotted about the landscape. To 20 Nov

Shape of the Century (Salisbury Festival)

One hundred years of British sculpture - and they're all here: Epstein, Gill, Moore, Hepworth, Caro, Frink, Long, Kapoor, Gormley, Whiteread. To 19 Aug

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