Flesh

Since reopening last year, York Art Gallery has become one of the finest galleries in the country, with some fantastic permanent and temporary collections. A great example of this is Flesh, a major exhibition looking at how artists represent flesh (often in rather unpleasant ways – the show could easily have been called Meat). The word gets bandied about a lot and is almost meaningless these days, but this is curation at its finest, with work from the likes of Bacon, Jen Davis, Degas, Sarah Lucas, Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, Rubens and John Stezaker all skillfully selected, arranged and juxtaposed. Catch it while you can – it only runs until 19 March.