"Smell of Pepper" at Peter Bergman Gallery, Torsgatan 41, Stockholm, Sweden, through October 16th, peterbergman.info
This group show promises "pseudoscience, black magic and ritualization" from Swedish, American, Dutch, Austrian, and German artists. Our favorite is Emmeline de Mooij, whose photo assemblages — and projects involving much enigmatic madness in the woods — have previously been showcased at Brooklyn’s Capricious Gallery.
"Great Performances" at Pace Beijing, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, through October 16th, pacebeijing.com
As Pace gears up to celebrate its astounding 50th anniversary in the States, their Beijing outpost interprets the concept of 'performance' through the "specific and unusual" prism of China’s creative life, with work from over 20 artists.
Gert and Uwe Tobiass "Neue Arbeiten" at Contemporary Fine Arts, Am Kupfergraben 10, Berlin, Germany, through October 2, cfa-berlin.de
Alternately whimsical and moodily unnerving, the drawings, woodcuts, and three-dimensional works from these twin brothers is always thrillingly weird. Four large depictions of monstrous creatures with dripping noses are the highlight — both freakish and beautiful, thanks to a fine eye for color and shape.
Rachel Owenss "Props" at ZieherSmith, 516 West 20th Street, New York, through October 9th, ziehersmith.com
This delightfully varied show includes two lit-up, Christmas-tree-shaped sculptures covered with broken beer bottles, the monumental frame of a collapsing building, and a smashed-glass skeleton in the back alley. A set of gold-painted bleachers is a modified readymade, while other works recall Robert Gober or Olaf Breuning.