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The Guide: exhibitions: Giulio Paolini London: Barbara Hepworth Kendal: Allan Kaprow Wakefield: William Cobbing Middlesbrough: Judith Bernstein London: Liverpool Biennial Liverpool: JD Fergusson Chichester: Radical Geometry London

July 5, 2014

In the 1960s, while Giulio Paolini's arte povera peers exhibited sacks of grain and live horses in a gallery, the young Italian sought other ways to reinvent art and deal with his country's hefty art

Whitechapel Gallery,

E1, Wed to 14 Sep

It is hard to look at Barbara Hepworth's organic abstractions without being reminded of the public-art dross that she inspired. We might well hold her responsible for all the blobs on plinths that became the facade of modernist sculpture during the 20th century; yet, as this representative exhibition proves, Hepworth was an adventurous, forward-thinking artist. She was passionately in love with the look and feel of the English landscape, its roll and tumble, its uplifting ins and outs. "I am the form and the hollow, the thrust and the contour," she claimed in a statement that few artists today would dare utter without a twinge

of embarrassment.

robert clark

Abbot Hall Gallery,

Sat to 28 Sep

The Hepworth: The Calder, to 31 Aug

MIMA, to 30 Oct

Studio Voltaire, SW4,

Sat to 24 Aug

Various venues, Sat to

26 Oct,

Pallant House Gallery,

Sat to 19 Oct

Royal Academy, W1,

Sat to 28 Sep

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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