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Five great art exhibitions to travel for - Financial Times

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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Anna Weyant at Gagosian, ParisThe Return of the Girls next Door, 2022-2023, by Anna Weyant © Anna Weyant.Photograph by Rob McKeeverThe 28-year-old Canadian artist has been making headlines with her eerily beautiful paintings that recall the works of John Currin and Dutch Old Masters – seen through a feminine prism.For this Paris show, she built a dolls’ house version of Psycho’s Bates family house in order to delve deeper into themes of gothic beauty, manipulation, desire and anxiety – citing The Addams Family and Playboy among her cultural cues.The first monograph of her paintings accompanies the show.Until 22 December, gagosian.comTracey Emin at White Cube, NYC There was nothing wrong with Loving you, 2022, by Tracey Emin © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2023.Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates LtdThe London-based gallery made its debut in NYC earlier this month to much fanfare, and, following a group show, the box-fresh Madison Avenue space is giving its first solo exhibition to Margate-based artist Tracey Emin.The collection of new paintings, in a palette of navy, red, black and white, and collectively titled Lovers Grave, will be the first time she has shown in the city for seven years.4 November until 13 January 2024, whitecube.comLorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth, ZürichZ, 2023, by Lorna Simpson Lorna Simpson’s Special Characters series – collaged portraits of women taken from the pages of vintage editions of American magazine Ebony – have seen the Brooklyn-based artist draw out nuanced narratives about stereotyping, under-representation and shifting identities.The pieces here incorporate found images in large-scale, painted silkscreens: colour-saturated faces stare out with confident power, daring viewers to really see. Until 22 December, hauserwirth.comAnselm Kiefer at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, RomeAlexander the Great, 2021, by Anselm Kiefer © Courtesy of Galleria Lorcan O’NeillFollowing his solo show at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale last year, which was filled with monumental site-specific works, Anselm Kiefer presents eight huge new paintings of islands and the sea for this new show in Rome.The France-based German artist explores themes of human isolation and connection, through geography and mythology – drawing upon influences including Homer, Alexander the Great and the Bible.10 November until January 2024, lorcanoneill.comSterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens, BrusselsTurbine.Imprecatory Psalms, 2023, by Sterling Ruby © Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of the artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels Taking its name from the Allen Ginsberg poem Drowse Murmurs, this exhibition sees celebrated LA-based artist Sterling Ruby draw upon the paradoxes and contrasts in his personal history.Ink drawings, aluminium sculptures and colourful acrylic and oil on canvas take as their starting point the military-meets-hippie subculture influences of his childhood, and evolve into broader themes including war and peace. Until 16 December, xavierhufkens.com

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