In his debut show at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, Vunkwan Tam turns doe urine into a metaphor for dramatized emotional wallowing.
New video works at Palais Populaire starring LuYang’s hyperreal, reincarnating avatar spell out their street-styled vision of mortal, spiritual, and virtual realms.
At Galli’s latest show with Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Martin Herbert discerns a shift in the painter’s understanding of the body, from a site of conflict to a grounds for empathy.
At the Ludwig Forum Aachen, Kerstin Brätsch’s colored-pencil drawings call on the goddess Inanna to complicate our hierarchies of interpretation.
At Kestner Gesellschaft’s retrospective of Paula Rego, Kristian Vistrup Madsen eulogizes her unmasking of how women suffer and prevail through suffering.
At Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Vienna, Sam Falls sows photographic exposures with plant and soil matter in lurid depictions of growth and decay.
MoMA looks back on the New York gallery Just Above Midtown (1974–86), a hub for Black abstract and conceptual artists long omitted from the canon.
At Fondation Louis Vuitton, Barry Schwabsky asks if a side-by-side look at Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell does not incidentally reveal how little their work had in common.
The third exhibition in a research series on Greco-Roman antiquities at Fondazione Prada, Milan, uncovers the tears, sutures, and grafts of capital-H History.
Stephanie LaCava hovers over streams of online girlhood, scanning for the highly charged tropes and the transient beauty of the jeune fille 2.0.
Tea Hacic-Vlahovic takes in 50 years of Sanja Iveković’s irreverent polymathy at Kunsthalle Wien, from fake-masturbating above Tito’s motorcade to publishing her mother’s poems.
A group exhibtition at mumok, Vienna invited artists to pair their work with objects from the museum collection, briefly reversing the flows of power at the heart of modernism.
A video-first retrospective at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, is charged with ninety-year-old Margaret Raspé’s untiring anger at the separation between art-making and domestic femininity.
In Jes Fan’s glass-and-resin sculptures at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, a local pearl oyster embodies the island’s long-running struggle against the conspiracies of empire.
At Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Manfred Pernice is sculpting with a new name but a familiar hardware reptoire, heaping up double entendres from scraps during a new war in Europe.
A group show at gta Exhibitions, Zurich calls into question local worlds left unbuilt, the worthiness of certain gifts, and museums’ credibility as storytellers of the cultures they serve.
An exhibition of Xiyadie’s steamy papercuts at The Drawing Center, New York narrates his four-decade usurpation of a traditionalist folk form and a coming-out transition from shame to bliss.
The largest-ever retrospective of a living artist at New Museum, New York charts Wangechi Mutu’s turn from the material resonance of found-object collages to the easy symbolic iterations of bronze sculpture.