Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
The IWM North presents the largest ever UK retrospective of work by the late British artist Wyndham Lewis. Marking 100 years since Lewis’s first commission as an official war artist in 1917, as well as 60 years since Lewis died, the exhibition comprises more than 160 artworks, books, journals and pamphlets that explore a life lived through one of the most violent and chaotic periods in human history. Until 1 January. M17 1TZ. 016 1836 4000. www.iwm.org.uk
The Courtauld Gallery
A series of bold portraits by Chaïm Soutine, marking the fist display of work by the artist in the UK for 35 years. The Russian-French painter, of Jewish origin, had a lot of success in Paris in the 1920s and 30s, painting many of the cooks and wait staff of the French hotels and restaurants in their brightly coloured uniforms. Until 21 January. Somerset House, WC2R 0RN. 020 3947 7777. www.courtauld.ac.uk
Royal Academy of Art
See rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, currently on loan from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, to celebrate the centenary of both artists’ deaths. These pieces offer intimate insights into the pair’s artistic relationship and differing creative processes.
Until 3 February. W1J 0BD. www.royalacademy.org.uk
During the German occupation of the Channel Islands 1940–1945, many thousands of people were persecuted, including slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews. This exhibition tells their stories, drawing upon the library’s archival collections, files recently released by The National Archives, and items belonging to the victims of Nazi persecution themselves. Until 9 February. WC1B 5DP. 020 7636 7247. www.wienerlibrary.co.uk
Through everyday objects of faith, Living with Gods provides a perspective on what makes believing a vital part of human behaviour. This exhibition is part of a collaborative project with BBC Radio 4, which broadcast a series of programmes presented by the British Museum’s director, Neil MacGregor. These are still available to listen to on the BBC website.
Until 8 April. WC1B 3DG. 020 7323 8299. www.britishmuseum.org
A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers. Until 18 February. SE1 9TG. www.tate.org.uk
Twentieth-century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design – discover just how much in this collection of posters for London Underground, the Post Office and the War Office.
Until 15 April
Jewish Museum, NW1 7NB. 020 7284 7384. www.jewishmuseum.org.uk
The museum’s Welcome Gallery has been transformed into an immersive space for reflection on the theme of shelter. Designed by Alan Farlie and Tom Piper, the Sukkah installation encourages visitors to remember the 40 years the Jewish people spent wandering in the wilderness after their exodus from Egypt and to consider the millions of people in need of shelter in the context of today’s world. Until 3 December. NW1 7NB. 020 7284 7384. www.jewishmuseum.org.uk
A comprehensive exhibition of work – featuring some previously unseen pieces – by the Turner Prize-winning British sculptor Rachel Whiteread. Her portfolio includes the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (also known as Nameless Library), which she was commissioned to produce for Vienna in 2000: it is cast in concrete and depicts a bunker made up thousands of books with the pages facing outwards. Until 21 January 2018. SW1P 4RG. 020 7887 8888. www.tate.org.uk
Coinciding with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this collection of large-scale installations by the Kabakovs explores the role of the artist in society in uncertain times.
Until 28 January
Tate Modern, SE1 9TG. www.tate.org.uk