For a great double billing, head for the Barbican Art Gallery to see Potters in Parallel: Lucie Rie and Hans Coper opening on the 20 February. Designed by John Pawson, the exhibition is the first to look at the two potters’ tableware as well as focusing on their individual work. Opening at the same time is Modern Art in Britain 1910-14, which includes work by CÃ©zanne, Picasso and Paul Gaugin. Until 26 May.
Venue: Barbican Art Gallery,
Barbican Centre, Silk Street,
If you are a fan of Thirties furniture, then Betty Joel’s Modernist furniture designs are not to be missed. Joel produced work for Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother as well as influencing venacular home and office furniture. Until 28 February.
Venue: The Kingston Antiques Centre, 29-31 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames.
Networking: Art by Post and Fax is a national touring exhibition which kicks off in Exeter on the 15 February. It features 40 artists including Mark Pawson, whose Ray Johnson Commemorative Issue Postcard is pictured here. Until 22 March.
Venue: Spacex Gallery, 45
Preston Street, Exeter EX1 1DF.
Foundations for Fame at the London Institute celebrates 30 years of foundation courses. Starting on 20 February, it will show a mixture of sculpture, painting and film. Until 20 March.
Venue: London Institute, 65 Davies Street, London W1.
Bill Viola’s video installation The Messenger opens on 19 February. Commissioned for Durham Cathedral (where its appearance made national headlines and drew outraged responses), the piece examines the nature of faith.
Venue: South London Art Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London SE5.