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Photograph: James EwingKiki Smith, Chorus at The Last LotSmith pays tribute to Josephine Baker and Broadway’s Jazz Age heyday with this outdoor installation of freestanding sculptures of stars, made from multicolored stained glass. Thu 24–Sept 4.
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Photograph: Courtesy Haunch of VenisonChiharu Shiota at Haunch of VenisonThis Japanese performance and installation artist, who calls Berlin home, makes a specialty of creating all-encompassing environments that seem to hover somewhere between pleasant dream and nightmare. Through June 16.
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Photograph: Courtesy Elizabeth Dee GalleryPhilippe Decrauzat at Elizabeth Dee GalleryThe Swiss artist’s visually buzzy paintings and videos make him a one-man Op Art revival. Through June 23.
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Private Collection“Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration” at Neue Galerie New YorkThe museum is planning a big party for the artist’s sesquicentennial, breaking out its superb Klimt holdings. Thu 24–Aug 27.
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Photograph: Courtesy 1602 BroadwayEvelyne Axell, “The Great Journey Into Space” at Broadway 1602Sexy space-age art is on the menu for this survey of Axell, a former actor and television presenter who became one of Belgium’s first Pop artists with a little help from René Magritte. Through Aug 25.

Top five shows: May 24–30

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle
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