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.
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.
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
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.
Our A-Z of Art series continues – share your art with the theme X for Xenophilia. And check out the entries we selected for the theme W for women.
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