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Shirana Shahbazi’s depictions of contemporary Iran never drift into exoticism. Her latest photographs and tapestries are at the Milton Keynes Gallery, from 4th February. Benedetto Pistrucci’s enigmatic sculpture Capriccio looks like a pile of fragments but was carved from one block of marble, according to the inscription, “in the unhappiest years of his life, 1829.” Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, hosts the piece from 1st February. Rambert Dance Company turns 80 this year but you wouldn’t guess it from the sprightly touring schedule. They start at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, on 7th February, performing Michael Clark’s glam-rock gem Swamp and…

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