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Top five shows: Nov 15–21, 2012

The best of the week in art.

 (Photograph: Ay-O)
Photograph: Ay-O

“Tokyo 1955–1970” at the Museum of Modern Art
Some 300 works in all media represent a dynamic interval in Japanese postwar art, which coincided with the country’s recovery from the devastation of World War II and its transformation into a global economic superpower. Sun 18–Feb 25

 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist)
Photograph: Courtesy the artist

Martha Rosler, Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at the Museum of Modern Art
The artist mounts a garage sale in MoMA’s second-floor atrium space; you can bring stuff to sell there too. Sat 17–Nov 30

 (Photograph: Courtesy the artist)
Photograph: Courtesy the artist

Amy O’Neill, “HLUSA” at the Swiss Institute
HLUSA refers to Holy Land USA, an abandoned biblical theme park revisited in this show. Through Jan 27


Jeremy Deller at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Deller presents posters as well as biodocs of two British eccentrics: Adrian Street, a wrestler and cross-dresser; and Bruce Lacey, a creator of automatons and a comic performer who once worked with the Beatles, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. Through Dec 15

 (Photograph: Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery)
Photograph: Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery

Pieter Schoolwerth, “After Troy” at Miguel Abreu Gallery
Over the past 15 years, Schoolwerth has pushed his style from Pop-inflected Surrealism to a metanarrative deconstruction of Western painting. Through Dec 22