The top five New York art shows this week

Check out our art critic's suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don’t want to miss

With an art scene as prominent and ever-changing as New York’s, you don’t want to miss these essential exhibitions. From the best photography and art galleries to shows at NYC institutions like the Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim, Time Out rounds up the top five art shows of the week.

Monday, March 2–Sunday, March 8

"Björk"

Critics' pick

MoMA celebrates the multi-faceted career of the Icelandic alt diva with a retrospective encompassing the many mediums she’s worked in: Music of course, but also art, costume design and video, among others. The installation includes an immersive “experience” in sound and film created especially for the show.

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Sunday March 8 2015 - Sunday June 7 2015

Victor Moscoso, "Psychedelic Drawings, 1967–1982"

Critics' pick

This show offers an acid flashback to the ’60s counterculture, courtesy of Victor Moscoso, one of the original artists behind the underground publication Zap Comix. He also created concert posters for the Fillmore and Avalon Ballroom, including one for a May 1967 appearance by the Doors. These and other works are characterized by a lysergic combination of Surrealism, Art Nouveau and M.C. Escher—in a word, trippy.

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Andrew Edlin Gallery Until Saturday April 25 2015 Free

“In the Studio”

Critics' pick

This two-space show, uptown and down, is divided into halves dealing with painting and photography, respectively. The subject for both is the artist's studio—a recurring theme for painters and photographers alike, who often turn to their own ateliers for inspiration. Two curatorial heavyweights late of MoMA handle the organizational duties: John Elderfield tackles painting and Peter Galassi the photography. On view is a who's who of art history, running the gamut from the 18th century to the postwar era.

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Gagosian Gallery Until Saturday April 18 2015 Free

"The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers"

Critics' pick

The work of Paul Chan, this year's winner of The Hugo Boss Prize, is hard to characterize, but his multimedia installations all seem to share a haunted, enigmatic quality and a predilection for representing presence with absence. His piece for this show consists of a circular arrangement of running projectors that project nothing, while getting their power from worn shoes repurposed as electrical outlets.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Until Wednesday May 13 2015

Charline von Heyl, "Düsseldorf: Paintings from the early 90s"

Critics' pick

Petzel inaugurates its uptown space with this look at Von Heyl's early career, when she was in the orbit of the Cologne art scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s. The milieu was dominated by outsized artistic personalities like Martin Kippenberger and by boisterous, alcohol-fueled debates over the efficacy of painting in the postmodern era. The compositions actually produced were some of the best of the era. While Von Heyl kept her distance by basing herself in Düsseldorf, her canvases then and since have been influenced by ideas cooked up in Cologne's hothouse atmosphere.

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Petzel Gallery Until Saturday May 2 2015 Free

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Jeff W
Jeff W

Cocktail gallery reception in Tribeca tonight for my work..for those interested.