Art: The Five Best Shows in London

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Paris: Capital of the Arts Royal Academy

Paris par arrondissement: sprawling survey of the art and geography of the metropolis between 1900-1968, with more than 250 works by Picasso (left), Matisse, Chagall et al. To 19 Apr

Wood and Harrison Chisenhale Gallery

Exquisite sculptural pratfalls; 26 small-screen shorts by UK artist duo, done deadpan in minimalist environments with pared-down props - table, chair, rope, handle. To 3 Mar

Nan Goldin, Devil's Playground Whitechapel Gallery

Photographer Goldin and her friends; breaking up, making up, crying, dying, lying around, they go out, they stay home; colour stills and slide projections. To 31 Mar

Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation Hayward Gallery

Swiss artist of the early 20th century, maker of zingy, abstract/ surreal paintings and drawings in gem-like colours, traversed by spindly and scratchy lines. To 1 Apr

Mathematique Danielle Arnaud

Shapes added and taken away, divided into segments and endlessly multiplied; intensive patterning in paintings and sculptures by young abstractionists. To 17 Mar


Marc Quinn Tate Liverpool

Blood, flowers, DNA, refrigerator units: all material of the young British sculptor, presenting new works on the body and stalling its transience. …