Review

With neo-fascist populism on the rise, two shows in Milan and Florence offer a timely look at a turbulent period in Italian history

The artist's materials include avocado extract, wild walnut, yew berries, nettles, hematite and tea at David Lewis, New York

The Berlin-based German artist’s highly distinctive canvases at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover 

Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s illusory city, K11’s first in-house curated show looks to the hidden forces structuring how we see the world

 In the late artist’s paintings, on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, good is evil, right is wrong and no one is innocent 

Two brilliant shows at mumok and Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, revive the late artist’s surreal visions

 At David Zwirner, London, studies in mortality and intimacy from the artist's final years display his remarkable stylistic range

Zineb Sedira, Sunken Stories (detail), 2018, wooden boats, resin, stainless steel and steel reinforcement bars, dimensions variable, installation view, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah. Courtesy: Sharjah Art Foundation 

For the three-day event in the UAE, the best works and talks were ones in which geographical and cultural hybridity shone through

Transforming M HKA Antwerp's IN SITU space into a megaphone that captures sounds – imagined or real – flowing from the city to the museum

At Petzel Gallery, New York, an installation of anthropomorphic sea creatures explores sinister forces of authority and violence

At carlier | gebauer, Berlin, the artist explores where the boundary blurs between violence and security in public spaces

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a comprehensive look at five decades of the artist's incisive, yet uplifting, practice