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Don't Miss These 12 Gallery Shows in Paris and London This Fair Season

Austyn Weiner, Thunder Moon (The Twins), 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Massimo De Carlo.

With Frieze London and Paris + right around the corner, galleries across the two cities are gearing up to stage concurrent shows that both expand and challenge the fairs’ abilities to capture the pulse of today’s art world. This month will see the official introduction of many an artist to these two European creative fulcrums—from Delcy Morelos, who, after dazzling at last year’s Venice Biennale and being taken in by Marian Goodman, will have her French debut at the latter’s Marais space, to Anna Weyant, the figurative market darling who will open a show at Gagosian’s Place Vendôme address. 

Other exhibitions will synthesize decade-long careers into poignant studies of modern life. Riding the high of his Whitney Museum retrospective opening, Henry Taylor crosses the pond to inaugurate Hauser & Wirth’s new Paris location. In London, Nicole Eisenman and Sylvie Fleury’s respective critiques of the caricature-worthy byproducts—industrial, historical, or emotional—of patriarchy feel refreshingly necessary today. Across both cities, artists cannibalize their own crafts, reworking old ideas to new ends. Sculptors show everyday life through a dystopian lens, abstract painters hide symbols that unlock personal histories, and figurative painters find fertile ground in the unreliable nature of memory. From perverse adaptations of popular culture to contemplative meditations on memory, CULTURED brings you the 12 gallery exhibitions worth a visit in Paris and London this fall.

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