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Photograph: Jessica EckertLizzi Bougatsos, Michael DeLucia, Lizzie Fitch, David Gilbert, Robert Overby, Andra Ursuta at Andrea Rosen GalleryThis 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 GalleryMichael Bevilacqua, “An Ideal for Living” at Gering & López GalleryThe centerpiece here is a vast painting that contains numerous references to the band Joy Division. Through Aug 24
 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist and the Public Art Fund)3/5
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and the Public Art FundOscar Tuazon, “People” at Brooklyn Bridge ParkThe 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 ArmoryCrashing 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
 (Photograph: Courtesy Lever House Collection)5/5
Photograph: Courtesy Lever House CollectionBruce High Quality Foundation, “Art History with Labor” at Lever House Art CollectionA 12-foot-tall, cast-bronze replica of a giant inflatable picketing rat anchors this show. Through Sept 28

Top five shows: August 2–8, 2012

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By Howard Halle
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