Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Top five shows: Jan 17–23, 2013

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Photograph: Courtesy Sprüth MagersCyprien Gaillard at MoMA PS1This French artist, whose career is on the doorstep of superstardom, offers a 21st-century globalist take on Land Art aesthetics, with an output that encompasses video, indoor and outdoor installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and more. Sun 20–Mar 18
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Photograph: Courtesy Sperone Westwater GalleryWolfgang Laib at Museum of Modern ArtThe German artist presents one of his signature carpets of finely sifted pollen, transforming MoMA’s atrium into a vast expanse of canary-colored pigment. Wed 23–Mar 11
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Photograph: Courtesy Foxy ProductionSascha Braunig, “Wrister, Blister, Plaster” at Foxy ProductionThe painter returns with more of her lysergic blendings of figuration and abstraction. Through Feb 15
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Photograph: Courtesy Hauser & Wirth“Nancy Dwyer: Paintings & Sculpture, 1982–2012” at Fisher Landau Center for ArtThis artist, associated with the Pictures Generation, has been out of the art-world limelight since the ’90s, but a new show should reacquaint viewers with her visual puns. Fri 18–Apr 7
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Photograph: Light Blue Studio“Dieter Roth/Björn Roth” at Hauser & Wirth New YorkA legend in Europe, Dieter Roth was a shaman-showman who defied boundaries. This museum-quality survey revisits his work, including his 1980s collaborations with son Björn. Wed 23–Apr 13

Top five shows: Jan 17–23, 2013

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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