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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

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 . 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 (right) 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: "paintings that say a small thing, rather edgily". To 22 Jan

Christine Borland (Dundee Contemporary Arts)

Borland takes on genetics with UV light, floating DNA and jellyfish filmed glowing in the dark. To 23 Jan

Tom Lubbock