Art In America

“Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual”

at White Columns,
320 W. 13th St.

Just when the New York art world starts to feel too anonymous, market-driven and cynical, the White Columns Annual appears, and the whole business seems like a boisterous family affair. Curator Pati Hertling has brought together artists who staged some of the most memorable exhibitions of 2013. Work by promising new talents like Sergei Tcherepnin, Amy Yao and Lucy Dodd are enhanced by their proximity to thoughtful, surprising selections from veterans such as Senga Nengudi and Mary Beth Edelson.

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at Metropolitan Museum of Art,
through Jan. 11
1000 Fifth Ave.

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

at Museum of Modern Art,
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11 W. 53rd St.

Sun Xun

at Sean Kelly,
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475 Tenth Ave.

Nam June Paik

at Asia Society,
through Jan. 4
725 Park Ave.

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

Barbara Chase-Riboud

at Michael Rosenfeld,
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Judith Scott

at Brooklyn Museum,
through Mar. 29
200 Eastern Parkway

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