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: June 14–20, 2012

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Photograph: Courtesey of MoMA PS1Lara Favaretto, “Just Knocked Out” at MoMA PS1A set of furiously spinning car-wash brushes that are basically wearing down their own bristles is one of the highlights of this pocket survey devoted to Favaretto, an Italian artist for whom death, decay and obsolescence are recurring themes. Through Sept 10
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“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” at El Museo del Barrio + Queens Museum of Art + Studio Museum in HarlemThis three-museum show challenges viewers to think of the Caribbean as more than just a place for palm trees. Dates vary
3/5
Evan Levine, “After the Fact: Paintings for Coco” at The PropositionNeo-Geo meets folk-art quilts in Levine’s latest paintings, which are definitely an eyeful. Through July 15
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Photograph: Courtesy BlackstonAmy Feldman, “Dark Selects” at BlackstonFeldman’s paintings have gotten progressively more reductive over the past several years, though they retain her assured if offhanded approach to paint-handling. Through July 27
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Daniel Higgs at James Fuentes LLCThe obsessively rendered visionary-surreal drawings by this Baltimore artist-musician suggest Dalí on bath salts. That’s actually not as redundant as it sounds. Sun 17–July 25

Top five shows: June 14–20, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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