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Nam June Paik

at Asia Society,
through Jan. 4
725 Park Ave.
This focused retrospective makes the case that Nam June Paik (1932-2006), often called the "father of video art," was more like a tech oracle who anticipated everything from the Information Super Highway to Google Glass with his electronic sculptures. But…Read more

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry

at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Jan. 11
1000 Fifth Ave.
The multimedia artist is not a new invention. This international loan exhibition presents a rich survey of the design talents of northern Renaissance master Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550), whose draftsmanship was frequently translated into projects t…Read more

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

at Museum of Modern Art,
through Apr. 5
11 W. 53rd St.
For MoMA's first contemporary painting survey in recent memory, curator Laura Hoptman pulled together work by 17 artists, most of whom work with various abstract formal vocabularies ranging from the expressionistic to the starkly minimal. Each artist has …Read more

Sun Xun

at Sean Kelly,
through Jan. 24
475 Tenth Ave.
From an exuberantly painted field of flowers to a valley of skulls, this exhibition-which comprises paintings, murals and a painted accordion book-touches on many of the ways that lived experience and personal memory differ from official history. Combinin…Read more

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Takashi Murakami

at Gagosian,
through Jan. 17
555 West 24th St.

Barbara Chase-Riboud

at Michael Rosenfeld,
through Jan. 10
100 Eleventh Avenue

Judith Scott

at Brooklyn Museum,
through Mar. 29
200 Eastern Parkway

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at Queens Museum,
through Mar. 8
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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