Top five shows: August 2–8, 2012

The best of the week in art.

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Photograph: Jessica Eckert

Lizzi Bougatsos, Michael DeLucia, Lizzie Fitch, David Gilbert, Robert Overby, Andra Ursuta at Andrea Rosen Gallery
This summer group show of buzzed-about artists features several highlights worthy of the buzz, including Lizzi Bougatsos’s Lookin’ for Judah, pictured. Through Aug 31

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Photograph: Courtesy Gering & López Gallery

Michael Bevilacqua, “An Ideal for Living” at Gering & López Gallery
The centerpiece here is a vast painting that contains numerous references to the band Joy Division. Through Aug 24

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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and the Public Art Fund

Oscar Tuazon, “People” at Brooklyn Bridge Park
The artist presents sculptures made from trees, which relate to the waterfront setting of the park. Through Apr 26

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Courtesy the artists

“Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Murder of Crows” at Park Avenue Armory
Crashing waves and the din of a factory are just some of the aural elements emanating from 98 speakers mounted throughout the Armory’s Drill Hall in this “sound play.” Fri 3–Sept 9

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Photograph: Courtesy Lever House Collection

Bruce High Quality Foundation, “Art History with Labor” at Lever House Art Collection
A 12-foot-tall, cast-bronze replica of a giant inflatable picketing rat anchors this show. Through Sept 28

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