Giacometti, Syria and Richard Long: this week’s best UK exhibitions

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Track the evolution of the Swiss visionary’s art, explore the worst humanitarian crisis of our time and take in the pioneering ecologist’s landscapes

There are two Alberto Giacomettis. One is the revered, perhaps even over-revered, visionary whose tall, thin figures and heavily expressive portraits helped to define the anguished culture of postwar Europe. Yet before he became an existentialist, Giacometti was a surrealist. His sculptures from the 1930s are sensual, violent and often shocking. How did Giacometti evolve from a young sensationalist into a mature artist of the human condition? And does he still have lessons to teach the art of our century?
Tate Modern, SE1, 10 May to 10 September

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