Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan
To 30 June
The 46 artists are residents and attendees of social welfare institutions across the main island of Honshu, and their work includes ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.
To 9 JuneArt inspired by 18th century English Gothic novels featuring haunted castles, bleeding apparitions, golems and vampires. Goya and Géricault gazed on atrocities; Fuseli's sleep was broken; Böcklin took an other-worldly boat trip; Caspar David Friedrich’s perfectly tailored poets brood on mountain peaks; Edgar Allan Poe wrote tales of sable felines and the unquiet dead. Dreams, magic, the occult, mesmerism, spiritualism all flourished. The exhibition stretches to the 1920s; the Manichean gods of Romanticism and the Enlightenment fight to this day.
Pallant House, Chichester
RB Kitaj: Obsessions to 16 June
Kitaj was a figurative modernist in the same ball park as David Hockney and Max Beckmann.
Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings to 2 JuneDuring World War II, the abstract sculptor made beautiful drawings of surgeons at work.
Paul Nash: The Clare Neilson Collection to 30 June
Wood engravings and etchings by the English surrealist and artist in two world wars.
Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour to 29 June
The knitting and textile designer’s first show in London since 1988. Will we all be creating his colourful designs again? Or stitching tapestries based on cabbages and Victorian pottery? His works are like glowing, earthy versions of Bridget Riley's geometrical progressions – all knitted and sewn.