Iko Iko from the series The Afronauts 2012 by Cristina de Middel

From the gallery: self-published photography books

Photograph: Cristina de Middel

Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, is based on an archive of 22,000 photos taken by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The photo above, taken in 1974, was captioned at the time: ‘Religious fervor is mirrored on the face of a Black Muslim woman, one of some 10,000 listening to Elijah Muhammad deliver his annual Savior’s Day message in Chicago.’

From Searching for the Seventies: A US National Archive Exhibition

Photograph: Washington Post/US National Archives

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will finally reopen on 13 April after a 10-year renovation held up by everything from asbestos problems to cycling protesters. Photograph: Pedro Pegenaute/Courtesy of Rijksmuseum

A walk-in film installation and a series of paintings by the most famous and original artists to have come out of the former USSR: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Photograph: courtesy the artist and Sprovieri, London

Shanghai-based artist Maleonn travelled around 25 Chinese provinces, photographing 200,000 people in a mobile photo studio

Photograph: Maleonn

Bob Godfrey, who has died aged 91, was the godfather of British animation, celebrated for short films including the initially banned Kama Sutra Rides Again (1972) and the Oscar-winning Great (1975) as well as his children’s TV series Roobarb (1974), narrated by Richard Briers, and the Bafta-winning Henry’s Cat (1982-93), narrated by Bob.

Photograph: Sean Smith/The Guardian

From Richard Billingham’s Ray’s A Laugh exhibition, the often garishly coloured and at times blatantly, almost defiantly, out of focus images, capture the artist’s dad slumped in an alcoholic stupor beside the loo, from Exhibitionist: The week’s art shows in pictures

Photograph: PR

'Andy Warhol with Cat', the Privatus exhibition of rare Warhol photography captures the Studio 54 era in New York, a wild time of raucous all-night parties at the most famous nightclub in the world

From Andy Warhol Polaroids get cheeky – in pictures

Photograph: Andy Warhol

The Observer summer arts calendar is out

From Batman to Spider-Man, Wireless to Green Man and Carousel to Götterdämmerung, the Observer’s critics pick the season’s highlights.

So pretty! From this week, and for at least the next five years, if there is an opera or ballet on at Covent Garden, Yinka Shonibare's ballerina on the corner of the building will swirl gracefully into animation, turning slowly on one impossibly long, silk-shod foot, encased in the bubble of her own small world. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian