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Opera in space, Russia after the revolution and Wim Wenders' snaps – the week in art

The Appearance of the Collage #10, 2012, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov from their new Tate Modern exhibition.
The Appearance of the Collage #10, 2012, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov from their new Tate Modern exhibition. Photograph: Kerry Ryan McFate/Pace Gallery

Exhibition of the week

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future
The aftermath of Russia’s October 1917 revolution is explored in some of the most haunting installations ever created.
Tate Modern, London, 18 October-28 January.

Also showing

Soutine’s Portraits
Expressionist paintings of Paris workers from one of the most individualist and honest artists of the 20th century.
Courtauld Gallery, London, 19 October-21 January.

Instant Stories: Wim Wenders’ Polaroids
Snapshots by the famous film-maker that constitute a nostalgic diary of his life and work through the 70s and 80s. Read our interview with Wim Wenders here.
Photographers’ Gallery, London, 20 October-11 February.

Susan Philipsz: A Single Voice
A science-fiction opera about stranded astronauts is turned into a sound installation by the Turner prize winner.
Baltic, Gateshead, 20 October-4 March.

Rebecca Warren: All That Heaven Allows This imaginative sculptor seems ill at ease in the big modernist new exhibition space at Tate St Ives and her quirky creations look a bit lost, but there are some corkers. Read a full review.
Tate St Ives, 14 October-7 January.

Masterpiece of the week

Landscape With a Man Washing His Feet at a Fountain, 1648. by Nicolas Poussin

Landscape with a Man washing his Feet at a Fountain (c.1648) by Nicolas Poussin
The landscape of the Via Appia outside Rome, where decaying tombs and monuments brood among the trees, haunts this painting. Poussin moved to Rome from France and revered its antiquties with a fervent passion. He is a painter not of nature, but history. The immense sky and shady woods of this painting convey the vastness of time and the smallness of the marks we make on it.
• National Gallery, London

Image of the week

At the edge of the world II by Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery’s Everything at Once exhibition, in Store Studios, London

At the Edge of the World II, by Anish Kapoor
London’s influential Lisson Gallery is throwing a 50th birthday party for itself, in the form of the exhibition Everything at Once at Store Studios. The show presents work by 24 of the gallery’s artists, ranging from Anish Kapoor to Arthur Jafa. Read a full review.

What we learned this week

Ai Weiwei spread 300 artworks across New York to counter anti-immigrant hate

… while Open House offers another door into the city

Outspoken US artist Hank Willis Thomas sees a political football in sport

Blast Theory’s vision of Hull in 2097 is an unsettling one

North Korea’s illustrators lend dynanism to its revolution

American architects will design a new concert hall for London

British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Victor has a striking golden vision of womanhood

US photographer Lucas Foglia brings us closer to nature

… while Patricia Piccinini has a particularly unsettling take on it

Polaroid fan Wim Wenders says photography is over

The Guggenheim Bilbao had a 20th birthday party

Australia’s Doug Moran portrait prize finalists have been unveiled

Film-makers unveil a movie painted in Van Gogh’s image

… and fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez gets his movie moment too

Nonsense poet Edward Lear loved drawing animals

Artists are frequently rude about other artists

The only privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting is up for sale

The BBC and British Museum are joining forces to explore belief through objects

Neave Brown’s concrete contribution to social housing has been recognised

… and the death was announced of London Eye architect David Marks

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This article titled "Opera in space, Russia after the revolution and Wim Wenders' snaps – the week in art" was written by Jonathan Jones, for on Friday 13 October 2017 10.56am

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