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Nir Hod, Mother (Photograph: shootArt Mobile; Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery)1/5
Photograph: shootArt Mobile; Courtesy Paul Kasmin GalleryNir Hod, “Mother” at Paul Kasmin GalleryHod’s paintings revisit one of the most iconic images of the Holocaust: the photo of Jews being rounded up after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Wed 28–Apr 28
The Rinse Cycle (detail) (Photograph: Courtesy Metro Pictures)2/5
Photograph: Courtesy Metro Pictures Jim Shaw at Metro PicturesUsing his invented religion called Oism, Shaw continues his extensive exploration of pop culture, old, weird America division. Through Apr 21
Pistoletto, Cantiere (Photograph: Todd-White Art Photography; Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery; London)3/5
Photograph: Todd-White Art Photography; Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery; London Michelangelo Pistoletto, “Lavoro” at Luhring AugustineIn Pistoletto’s latest series, scaffolds, orange safety mesh and mechanical hoists put viewers in the midst of a busy construction site. Thu 22–Apr 28
Corinne Wasmuht, Uqbar I (Photograph: Florian Scheider; Courtesy Petzel Gallery)4/5
Photograph: Florian Scheider; Courtesy Petzel Gallery Corinne Wasmuht at Friedrich Petzel GalleryThis German painter layers her own personal photos with image-search results from the Internet, to create densely accreted canvases in which abstraction resolves into representation, and vice versa. Through Apr 28
Jenny Holzer, Top Secret 21 (Photograph: Courtesy Skarstedt Gallery)5/5
Photograph: Courtesy Skarstedt Gallery Jenny Holzer, “ENDGAME” at Skarstedt GalleryHolzer’s geometric abstractions, which vaguely recall early Soviet Cubo-Futurism, are actually based on the censorious block forms of redacted government documents. Through Apr 7

Top five shows: Mar 22–28, 2012

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