Anna Weyant at Gagosian, Paris

The Return of the Girls next Door, 2022-2023, by Anna Weyant
The Return of the Girls next Door, 2022-2023, by Anna Weyant © Anna Weyant. Photograph by Rob McKeever

The 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,

Tracey Emin at White Cube, NYC 

There was nothing wrong with Loving you, 2022, by Tracey Emin
There was nothing wrong with Loving you, 2022, by Tracey Emin © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2023. Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

The 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,

Lorna Simpson at Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

Z, 2023, by Lorna Simpson
Z, 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,

Anselm Kiefer at Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome

Alexander the Great, 2021, by Anselm Kiefer
Alexander the Great, 2021, by Anselm Kiefer © Courtesy of Galleria Lorcan O’Neill

Following 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,

Sterling Ruby at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Turbine. Imprecatory Psalms, 2023, by Sterling Ruby
Turbine. 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,

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