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Hans Feibusch, Untitled Study for a Mural, pastel on paper, Feibusch Studio, gift of the artist (1997) © by permission of the Werthwhile Foundation

What’s on in January and February 2017: the best C20 architecture, art and design

Our latest round-up of exhibitions includes two names who have featured in recent C20 campaigns – Eduardo Paolozzi and Hans Feibusch – and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery celebrates its relationship with the late Zaha Hadid, with a show of her early sketches and paintings.

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, until 12 February FREE ENTRY
A chance to see early paintings and drawings by architect Zaha Hadid, who died in March 2016. The exhibition also includes her private notebooks with sketches, and covers the period from the 1970s to the early 90s. More.

Hans Feibusch: The Unseen Drawings
De’Longhi Print Room, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, from 18 January to 5 March FREE ENTRY
German émigré Hans Feibusch came to Britain in the 1930s and specialised in creating church murals, including the one at St John’s church in Waterloo. This collection includes drawings of classical figures and mural studies and is part of the archive left by the artist to Pallant House, following his death in 1998. More. The exhibition The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920–1950 is also still showing at Pallant House Gallery until 19 February

Eduardo Paolozzi
Whitechapel Gallery, London, from 16 February to 14 May
A major retrospective of the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, featuring 250 collages, prints and sculptures. As well as early Brutalist sculptures in concrete, visitors can see the large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and Diana as an Engine (1963). More.

Edward Krasiński
Tate Liverpool, until 5 March
The first UK retrospective of the work of Polish sculptor and painter Edward Krasiński. His experimental approach included “suspended” sculptures that appeared to defy gravity, and this exhibition will also examine his fascination with blue adhesive tape. More.

The Place Is Here
Nottingham Contemporary, from 4 February to 30 April FREE ENTRY
Works by Mona Hatoum, Keith Piper and Rasheed Araeen form part of this wide-ranging collection of painting, sculpture, photography and video from the 1980s. More.

Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion
Two Temple Place, London, from 28 January to 23 April FREE ENTRY
In the first half of the C20th artistic communities thrived at places like Charleston, Ditchling and Farley Farm House. Borrowing works from 9 Sussex museums and galleries, this show examines the artistic and domestic worlds of Vanessa Bell, Eric Gill, Roland Penrose and others. More.

Still showing

Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal
Jewish Museum, London, from 10 November to 26 February 2017
Grete Marks, Hans Coper and Lucy Rie were among the pioneering Jewish émigré ceramicists of the mid-20th century. This exhibition examines the work of 13 artists, who used European modernism to forge a sophisticated new style in British studio pottery. More.

City Sculpture Projects 1972
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, from 24 November to 19 February 2017 FREE ENTRY
Historic England’s Out There: Our Post-War Public Art exhibition, at Bessie Surtees House in Newcastle until 23 December, highlights the City Sculpture Projects from 1972, which brought large-scale works like Nicholas Monro’s imposing fiberglass King Kong to eight cities in England and Wales. This new exhibition uses sculptures, maquettes and archival material to examine the ambitious and controversial project. More.

Paul Nash
Tate Britain, London, from 26 October to 5 March 2017
Renowned as a surrealist and a war artist, Paul Nash was fascinated and influenced by the landscapes and ancient past of Britain. This wide-ranging exhibition covers his earliest drawings through to his final works from the Second World War. More.



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