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Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art The V&A reopens its gallery of art from all periods of Japan’s history: a refurbished and reinvented showcase for one of the most fertile of all artistic traditions. • V&A, London, from 5 November.
Other exhibitions this week
Chantal Akerman This exhibition of the Belgian film-maker was planned before her recent death and now stands as an epitaph for her searching art. • Ambika P3, London, until 6 December.
Theaster Gates Bristol becomes a cascade of sound and image in this collaborative project, the first British public artwork by this subversive US artist. • Sanctum, Temple Church, Bristol, until 21 November.
Audrey Hepburn Images of one of the best loved of all screen stars. • The Wilson, Cheltenham, from 9 November to 31 January.
Robert Irwin A modern master of light, space and simplicity. • White Cube Bermondsey, London, until 15 November.
Hokusai – Ejiri in Suruga Province (1830-33), from the series 36 Views of Mount Fuji People are caught in a gust of wind on the open road, holding on to their hats, bending into the gale as sheets of paper fly up in the air. Mount Fuji sits motionless behind them, untroubled by anything so small as a breath of wind. Hokusai contrasts its permanence with the flux and comedy of our lives, blown this way and that like bits of paper. • British Museum, London.
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