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Photograph: Linda NylindFrieze New York at Randalls Island ParkThe newest addition to New York’s slate of art fairs is a behemoth. The London original is one of the biggest art-world events, and this edition features 1,000 artists under a temporary structure overlooking the East River, designed by New York architects SO–IL. Fri 4–Mon 7
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Photograph: Courtesy Galerie LelongHélio Oiticica at Galerie LelongOn view are rarely seen installations by Oiticica, who played with color as palpable spatial presence. Fri 4–June 16
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Photograph: Courtesy Greene NaftaliRachel Harrison, “The Help” at Greene NaftaliJugs of protein powder and Native American figurines are some of the objects in the artist’s new pieces. Fri 4–June 16
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Photograph: Courtesy David ZwirnerYan Pei-Ming, “Black Paintings” at David ZwirnerThe Shanghai-born painter, whom you might call China’s answer to Luc Tuymans, pays homage to Goya in this show, which includes a reworking of The Third of May 1808. Fri 4–June 23
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Photograph: Courtest The Jewish MuseumEdouard Vuillard at The Jewish MuseumVuillard’s urbane interior scenes radiated a sublime stillness. This show brings together 50 of his works. May 4–Sept 23

Top five shows: May 3-9, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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