Top five shows: May 24–30

The best of the week in art.

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Photograph: James Ewing

Kiki Smith, Chorus at The Last Lot
Smith pays tribute to Josephine Baker and Broadway’s Jazz Age heyday with this outdoor installation of freestanding sculptures of stars, made from multicolored stained glass. Thu 24–Sept 4.

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Photograph: Courtesy Haunch of Venison

Chiharu Shiota at Haunch of Venison
This Japanese performance and installation artist, who calls Berlin home, makes a specialty of creating all-encompassing environments that seem to hover somewhere between pleasant dream and nightmare. Through June 16.

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Photograph: Courtesy Elizabeth Dee Gallery

Philippe Decrauzat at Elizabeth Dee Gallery
The Swiss artist’s visually buzzy paintings and videos make him a one-man Op Art revival. Through June 23.

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“Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration” at Neue Galerie New York
The museum is planning a big party for the artist’s sesquicentennial, breaking out its superb Klimt holdings. Thu 24–Aug 27.

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Photograph: Courtesy 1602 Broadway

Evelyne Axell, “The Great Journey Into Space” at Broadway 1602
Sexy space-age art is on the menu for this survey of Axell, a former actor and television presenter who became one of Belgium’s first Pop artists with a little help from René Magritte. Through Aug 25.

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