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Anselm Kiefer: Hommage à un poète Until 11 May

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

The great German-language poet of the Holocaust, Paul Celan, has been an obsession of Anselm Kiefer’s since childhood. Following on from the recent exhibition ‘For Paul Celan’ at the Grand Palais Éphémère, this show pressents new works by the Neo-Expression­ist – large-scale, mournful landscapes, with which Kiefer pays tribute to Celan and to other poets, including Ingeborg Bachmann, Osip Mandelstam and August Graf von Platen.

Ida Applebroog:

Right up to Now 1969–2021 Until 2 May

Hauser & Wirth Somerset

A pioneer of feminist art in the s and ’ s, Applebroog is best known for bold figurative canvases, assembled in complex arrangemen­ts that are reminiscen­t by turns of altarpiece­s or comic books, that offer densely allusive meditation­s on power and social relationsh­ips. Works that have travelled from a recent retrospect­ive at the Reina Sofía in Madrid are on show here alongside new creations.

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: A Stream Stood Still

17 February–7 May

Lisson Gallery, Shanghai

The Swedish artist duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg are best known for their absurdist stop-motion films, in which grotesque clay figures act out the basest desires in whimsical, fairy-tale surroundin­gs. For this show, inspired by Aladdin’s exploits in One Thousand and One Nights, they have transforme­d the gallery space into an Edenic garden with

pastel-hued clay flower sculptures.

Lui Shou-Kwan: Hong Kong Landscapes

Until 12 March

Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

A founder of the Hong Kong New Ink Movement, Lui Shou-Kwan ( – ) was among the most celebrated ink painters of the th century. This display focuses on the landscapes he created while travelling around Hong Kong Island in the s and ’ s, honing a style that combined traditiona­l Chinese ink techniques with the influence of Western painters and movements including J.M.W. Turner and Abstract Expression­ism.

 ?? ?? 2. Portraits (Blue Jay), 2019, Ida Applebroog (b. 1929), ultrachrom­e ink and gel on mylar, 119.2 × 92.2cm. Hauser & Wirth Somerset
2. Portraits (Blue Jay), 2019, Ida Applebroog (b. 1929), ultrachrom­e ink and gel on mylar, 119.2 × 92.2cm. Hauser & Wirth Somerset

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