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The Keeper

at the New Museum,
through Sept. 25
235 Bowery
A somber library with spiral staircases and balconies and crammed with three thousand photographs of people and their teddy bears is at the heart of the New Museum’s sprawling summer show. Partners: The Teddy Bear Project, a 2002 installation by curator a…Read more


S.J. “Kitty” Moodley

at Walther Collection Project Space,
through Sept. 3
526 West 26th Street
Lovers of the work of Mali’s much-honored photographers Seydou Keïta (1921–2001) and Malik Sidibé (1935-2016) may be in for a shock upon entering this show, titled “Who I Am: Rediscovered Portraits from Apartheid South Africa.” Could it be that what seeme…Read more


Cao Fei

at MoMA PS1,
through Aug. 31
22-25 Jackson Ave
Cao Fei’s videos run on hopeless fantasies and unfulfilled promises, showing social arrangements that mirror our own globalized economy of schemes and dreams. Her mid-career retrospective at PS1 features dystopian works whose characters seem to have woken…Read more

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Bruce Conner

at the Museum of Modern Art,
through Oct. 2
11 West 53rd Street

Arlene Shechet

at Frick Collection,
through May 28
1 East 70th Street

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