Top five shows: Apr 4–10, 2013

The best of the week in art.

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Photograph: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

“John Singer Sargent Watercolors” at the Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston combine their definitive collection of watercolors by America’s preeminent early-20th-century painter and portraitist in this first-ever survey of its kind. Fri 5–July 28

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Photograph: Courtesy Pace Gallery

Zhang Xiaogang at Pace Gallery
The Chinese painter’s Pop Art–meets-Mao canvases have always exuded a claustrophobic air. Ditto for his latest efforts, which are spread out over two of Pace’s locations. Through Apr 27

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Photograph: Collection Jacorossi

“Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento” at The Drawing Center
This 1960s-era Italian artist, whose hand-rendered approach distinguishes her Pop Art–flavored works, is revisited. Fri 5–June 2

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Photograph: Charles Benton

Volker Hueller at Eleven Rivington
Hueller is best known for large-scale, hand-colored etchings that feature psychologically charged scenes of figures depicted in a dense, fragmented style. But as this two-space show reveals, he is man of multiple mediums. Through Apr 27

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Photograph: Courtesy Clifton Benevento

Zak Kitnick at Clifton Benevento
Kitnick brings an erector-set vibe to Minimalism with sculptures screwed together from industrial shelving parts. His latest works are based on a feng shui color system. Fri 5–June 2

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