Tate Britain's killer rehang could make it an essential space – the week in art

The gallery's long-awaited chronological reshuffle will include dedicated Blake, Turner and Moore sections. Plus, Frieze New York ruffles artworld feathers – all in your weekly art roundup

Exhibition of the week: Walk through British art

This major new hang of the permanent collection at the national gallery of British art promises a chronological overview of art in Britain since the Tudor age. It includes special displays on William Blake and Rose Wylie. Special attention is also being paid to Turner and Henry Moore. Will this, at last, be the killer rehang that finally makes Tate Britain an essential museum?
Tate Britain, London SW1P from 14 May until 20 January

Other exhibitions this week

Leon Kossoff
Paintings of London by one of the most compelling artists of this city of mud and steel.
Annely Juda Fine Art, London W1S until 6 July

Eva Rothschild and Clare Woods
Rothschild's abstract sculptures and Woods's neo-Romantic paintings pay contemporary homage to British art in the mid-20th century.
New Art Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 from 18 May until 14 July

About Face
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is marking its 80th anniversary with this ambitious survey of the history of portraiture, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Cézanne.
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, from 17 May until 1 September

A Monumental Act
The first Act of Parliament to preserve Britain's architectural and historical landscape was passed a hundred years ago. This exhibition celebrates that moment of enlightenment.
Engish Heritage Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London W1J until 7 July

Masterpiece of the week

Apollo and Python
Winning formula … JMW Turner, Apollo and Python, exhibited 1811. Photograph: Tate Photograph: Tate Britain/PR

Good and evil, reason and madness are powerfully contrasted in this primal vision of Greek myth. The god Apollo, a glowing figure of virtue, destroys the monster serpent of chaos, Python. It marks a transition from primeval disorder to the reign of the gods. Turner's imagination sets this dawn of a new world against awe-inspiring natural powers that dramatise the profundity of Apollo's triumph.
Tate Britain, London SW1P

Image of the week

Paul McCarthy
Every dog has its day … Paul McCarthy's giant Balloon Dog has been making mischief in New York. Photograph: John Berens/Frieze Photograph: John Berens /Frieze

What we learned this week

That a giant balloon animal has put Jeff Koons, Frieze New York, and perhaps even the whole artworld, in the doghouse

That V&A visitors will soon be able to have a brush with Chinese national treasures so fragile they have never left Asia

That "the last beat poet", who was also Andy Warhol's muse and buttock model, has passed away aged 88

Why Madonna's painting of Leger's modernist material girls was worth every penny it made at Sotheby's this week

That Nobuyoshi Araki's photography is more art than porn

That young upcoming artist Eddie Peake has moved on from naked five-a-side football to a Staffordshire terrier sculpture made from marble

That the future's communal – and that self-builds could be the answer to the UK's housing crisis

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