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Emma Crichton-Miller Edvard Munch: Love and Angst British Museum, 11th April to 21st July

Edvard Munch, below, was as radical a print-maker as he was a painter. It was his black-and-white lithograph of The Scream, created in 1895 after his own 1893 pastel version, which made him famous. One surviving copy will be a highlight of this show, a collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo, and the largest UK exhibition of Munch’s prints for 45 years. The show tracks his traumatic upbringing near Oslo, through revelatory journeys to Paris and Berlin, where tumultuous love affairs and a pre-war ferment of ideas fostered his powerfully expressive art.

Oscar Murillo: Violent Amnesia

Kettle’s Yard, 9th April to 23rd June

Born in Colombia and brought to London as a child, Oscar Murillo will fill the spaces of Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge with his migratory art. Paintings are layered on other paintings, with canvases absorbing the materials of their environments. Drawings transform into collages, performances and installations. Murillo’s primary focus, in this first major solo show since 2013, is our collective habit of forgetting. His creative energy, by contrast, defies loss.

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InProspect's May issue: Tom Clark explores how British politics has ended up in crisis and suggests that a proper constitution could have avoided the current chaos and may well be necessary now to avoid the same problems in the future. Elsewhere in the issue: Kevin Maguire profiles Labour deputy leader Tom Watson who says that “if needs must” he would join a government of national unity. Max Rashbrooke examines Jacinda Ardern’s government in New Zealand and the ways the country is being transformed, ultimately suggesting that it could be an example for Britain to follow. Also, Stefanie Marsh follows the work of a donor detective who is helping children conceived by anonymous sperm donation to find their biological parents and Francesca Wade shows how Virginia Woolf is inspiring a new generation of women writers.