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Photograph: © Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama at Whitney Museum of American ArtOne of art’s most compelling figures, Kusama has defied boundaries between outside and inside, West and East, male and female. This show represents a homecoming, since it was here, in the 1960s, that she first staked her claim on the art world. Thu 12–Sept 30
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Photograph: Courtesy Paula Cooper GalleryChristian Marclay, The Clock at David Rubenstein Atrium (at Lincoln Center)Movie-land snippets of clocks and watches chronologically depict the minutes of an entire day in real time. Fri 13–Aug 1
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Photograph: Courtesy Galerie Buchholz“Ghosts in the Machine” at New Museum of Contemporary ArtThe increasing integration between humans and the technological innovations that do their bidding is the subject of this expansive survey. Wed 18–Oct 7
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Photograph: Courtesy Cheim & ReadBianca Casady, “Daisy Chain” at Cheim & ReadHalf of the musical sibling duo CocoRosie, Casady offers works that are as darkly whimsical as her music. Through Sept 8
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist“It’s Always Summer on the Inside” at Anton Kern GalleryInspired by a 1970s ad for surfing wet suits, the works in this show draw a contrast between a season associated with the outdoors and the interiority commonly ascribed to artistic expression. Through Aug 17

Top five shows: July 12–18, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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