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The top five New York art shows this week

Check out our suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don't want to miss, including gallery openings and more

Photograph: Kris McKay

With New York's art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you'll want to be sure to catch significant shows. Time Out New York rounds up the top five art exhibitions of the week, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.

Monday, September 19–Sunday, September 25

“First Exhibition”

Elizabeth Dee is the latest gallery to make the move to Harlem. This show inaugurates her new, roomier space with a lineup of artists that include veterans of ’80s post-conceptualism.

Julia Wachtel, Bed, 2016
Photograph: Etienne Frossard

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Elizabeth Dee Gallery , Chelsea Tuesday September 27 2016 - Saturday October 15 2016

Maurizio Cattelan, “America”

Say what you want about Italian bad-boy artist Maurizio Cattelan: He knows how to pull a prank. He’s ended his self-imposed exile with this solid-gold working toilet for the Gugg that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Maurizio Cattelan, America, 2016
Photograph: Kris McKay

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , Upper East Side Until Saturday December 31 2016

Random International

The art and design studio behind the hugely popular Rain Room at MoMA in 2013 returns with more examples of digitally-aided legerdemain, including an interactive, full-length “mirror” that blurs your refection.

Random International, Blur Mirror, 2016, detail
Photograph: Damian Griffiths

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Pace Gallery , Chelsea Tuesday September 27 2016 - Saturday October 22 2016

Kai Althoff

A dreamy, surreal amalgam of Expressionist and Symbolist tropes characterizes the art of this German artist who works in multiple mediums, including ceramics, weaving, drawing, painting and sculpture. His creations range from discrete objects to room-size installations that seem to grow out of the artist’s fantasies, reveries and personal memories. The term unique is too often applied to artists, but in the case of Althoff’s oeuvre, the label fits perfectly. Some 200 works spanning Althoff’s career is brought together in this survey, his first in an American museum.

Installation view of "Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts (und dann überlasst mich den Mauerseglern)"
Photograph: © Kai Althoff

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) , Midtown West Until Sunday January 22 2017

“Take Me (I’m Yours)”

This high-concept show features 40 artists who have created artworks you can take home. It’s your chance to finally start your own art collection.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (USA Today), 1990, detail
Photograph: © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

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The Jewish Museum , Central Park Monday September 26 2016 - Sunday February 5 2017
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Anthony D
Anthony D

This publication is totally missing out on  the best Artist in America, I saw this artist work at Wichita State University of last year, this artist took recyclables and woven them like Rumpelstiltskin did with straw, in other words taking trash, and turning it into works that stir up a persons desire on site, and demands your attention. If Time Out of New York ignore this guy, you're truly missing a rising Star.

verushka W
verushka W

@Anthony D What is the artists name you're referring to? I would like to check it out.

Anthony K
Anthony K

Won't be looking to TimeOutNY's laughable, trend-following dilettantes for gallery recommendations anytime soon.

April P
April P

madgallerynyc.com 

RSVP, free, Saturday , October 17th, stop in anytime from 5 pm- 10 pm

Walter S
Walter S

Check out ROCK STAR CRYSTALS as part of your Chelsea Gallery tour this Fall.  It's a twist on the Chelsea art scene because they feature Crystals and Minerals with spotlights!  212 675 3065 or go to www.rockstarcrystalsmanhattan.com  They just opened this August,

Jesus K
Jesus K

Mediocrity is the order of the day. From a concerned SF resident.

Jeff W
Jeff W

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