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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

Amazons of the Avant-Garde (Royal Academy, London)

Goncharova, Stepanova, Udaltsova, Exter, Rozanova and Popova - six leading female contributors to the Russian scene, 1910-24. To 6 Feb

Prunella Clough (Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield)

New work (right) 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

Michelangelo Pistoletto (MoMA, Oxford)

The Arte Povera sage shows his classic Sixties mirror paintings, and new mirror-using sculptures. To 30 Dec