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Photograph: Courtesy the artistTom Sachs, Space Program: Mars at Park Avenue ArmoryRejoice, all ye manned-spaceflight nerds: Tom Sachs is stepping into the void left by NASA’s cancellation of the Space Shuttle. Sachs will fill the Armory with a cosmic spectacle, featuring mission control, exploratory vehicles and a martian landscape. Wed 16–June 17
 (Photograph: Left: Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue Paris, February 1927; Right: Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 1999)2/5
Photograph: Left: Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue Paris, February 1927; Right: Miuccia Prada, spring/summer 1999“Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Met’s Alexander McQueen survey proved to be a box-office bonanza. Expect more of the same with this exhibit bringing together two iconic names of Italian fashion. Thu 10–Aug 19
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Photograph: Benoit Pailley"Phyllida Barlow: siege” at New Museum of Contemporary ArtMaterials found on the street make up this British sculptor’s colorful spin on postminimalism. Through June 24
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterpriseSturtevant, “Rock & Rap/C Simulacra” at Gavin Brown’s EnterpriseWhen she first exhibited in 1965, Elaine Sturtevant’s replicas of Duchamps and Warhols were greeted with ridicule. Now she’s seen as a prophet of appropriation art. Through June 23
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Photograph: Courtesy Salon 94David Benjamin Sherry, “Astral Desert” at Salon 94 BoweryVivid, unreal colors transform Sherry’s photos of desert rocks into emotional landscapes. Through June 2

Top five shows: May 10-16

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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