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Lucio Fontana (Hayward Gallery, London)

Italian sculptor-painter, slasher and slitter, reaches his best and strangest in The End of God - a suite of egg-shaped, burst and punctured canvases (right). To 9 Jan

Ana Maria Pacheco (National Gallery, London)

The Brazilian sculptor and current in-house artist stages a tableau of chunky, over-human-size effigies surrounding a stark Sebastian, arrowed. To 9 Jan

Prunella Clough (Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield)

New work by the Jerwood Prize-winning British painter of fragile, fine- tuned, not-quite abstracts. To 22 Jan

CRW Nevinson (Imperial War Museum, London)

Retrospective for the Vorticist painter and print-maker, famous for his dynamic First World War images. To 30 Jan

Ian Breakwell

(Loughborough University Gallery)

Artist and wordsmith, Breakwell's "TEXTWORKS" spans 30 years of visual poetry, calligraphy, prints, tape-recordings and manipulated language. To 17 Dec

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