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Photograph: Courtesy Broadway 1602Penny Slinger, “An Exorcism Revisited, 1977-2012” at Broadway 1602Slinger, a fixture of London’s 1960s art scene, brings a “swinging England” sensibility to Surrealist aesthetics in her films and photocollages. Through Nov 3
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Photograph: Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art“Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop” at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe 200 images here prove that you don’t need digital technology to make photos as malleable as paintings. Thu 11–Jan 27
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Photograph: Courtesy Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Münich“Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich” at The Morgan Library & MuseumOn view are rarely seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich. Fri 12–Jan 6
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Photograph: Courtesy Ai Weiwei StudioAi Weiwei, “Forge” at Mary Boone GalleryThe Chinese artist and activist occupies both of this gallery’s locations with new works, including an installation of 2,500 porcelain crabs. Sat 13–Dec 21
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Photograph: Courtesy Andrea Rosen GalleryAndrea Zittel, “Fluid Panel State” at Andrea Rosen GalleryZittel offers fabric wall hanwgings that hover somewhere between clothing and decor, as well as gouaches and paintings related to them. Through Oct 27

Top five shows: Oct 11–17, 2012

The best of the week in art.

By Howard Halle

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