'AFTERSHOCK' Duchamp presides in absentia over this clever show in which things are seldom what they seem. Subtitled "The Legacy of the Readymade in Post-War and Contemporary American Art," it's also a witty riff on appropriation. Ranging from Robert Gober's Drain to Robert Morris's Bronze Brain, it ricochets from Picabia's version of Duchamp's Mona Lisa to Warhol's Leonardo and Pettibone's Warhol. The urinals are by Sherrie Levine and Robert Arneson. The Matisse over the mantel is by Sophie, not Henri. But Jasper Johns's work is mostly his own—except for Elaine Sturtevant's target—and a beaded Bud six-pack by Liza Lou that one-ups the iconic ale can. THROUGH JUNE 20, Dickinson Roundell, 19 East 66th Street, 212-772-8083. (Levin)

DO-HO SUH It took this Korean-born artist over a year to construct a full-scale replica of his own New York studio apartment from pale blue translucent nylon organza, stitching it himself with the help of some "sewing women." And it's fabulous. Complete with radiators, moldings, doorknobs, light switches, and a sagging bookcase, as well as bathroom and kitchen details—all lovably dilapidated—his gauzy, permeable, displaced living space is attached to a pink corridor and a pale green stairway. Overhead is the tiled floor upstairs. Suh hopes to replicate the rest of the building, once he gets up the nerve to ask his landlord. THROUGH JULY 18, Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street, 212-255-2923. (Levin)

Circling through the goodies: Pierre et Gilles's Titayathong (see Photo).
photo: Pierre et Gilles/Robert Miller gallery, New York
Circling through the goodies: Pierre et Gilles's Titayathong (see Photo).


'THE EQUUS PROJECTS/DANCING WITH HORSES' A nine-year-old girl and her horse: the oldest romance going. Choreographer JoAnna Mendl Shaw has been exploring it for years, combining a cast of trained dancers with equally proficient riders and their "equine partners." In her new Kalliope, which has an original score by Steve White and Cam Millar, a cast of 20 joins with seven horses in a process of deep listening, resulting in wise, absurd, and sometimes unpredictable encounters between humans and animals, fantasy and dream, and urban audiences and the reality of horse country. Get there by subway: take the 1 or 9 to the end of the line at Van Cortlandt Park. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT 8, Riverdale Equestrian Center, Broadway and West 254th Street, Bronx, 212-924-0077, (Zimmer)

'FUSE' Two cutting-edge downtown institutions—HERE and Dixon Place—collaborate to present 19 different dancer-choreographers on six gay-themed programs over three weeks, part of a "celebration of queer culture" that is not to be missed. On the opening bills are Anne Gadwa, Paul Langland, Sara Smith, and Francisco Rider da Silva (Monday), and Jen Abrams, Arthur Aviles, and Sharon Estacio (Tuesday). Buy a season pass and see it all for $50. MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT 7 AND OTHER DATES THROUGH JULY 5, HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, 212-206-1515, (Zimmer)


'DARK DREAMS, DANGEROUS PLACES: ROMAN POLANSKI' With The Pianist demonstrating his resilience yet again, the Polish-born director is feted in this 11-film retro featuring new and/or rare prints of his greatest hit, Rosemary's Baby, and two appropriately dark post-Hollywood comedies, What? and The Tenant. OPENS SATURDAY, THROUGH JUNE 26, American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Queens, 718-784-0077. (Hoberman)

'HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL' The 14th edition of this always ambitious annual festival surveys films from or about the usual suspects—Israel, Palestine, Kurdistan, Rwanda, and South Africa. Most of the features and docs are New York premieres—including previews of Alexander Rogozhkin's stark anti-war comedy The Cuckoo and the Cuban boat people documentary Balseros, both scheduled to open this summer. OPENS FRIDAY, THROUGH JUNE 26, Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 212-875-5600. (Hoberman)

'INTIMATE STRANGER—SELECTIONS FROM THE WORK OF MICHEL AUDER' A video diarist who lived at the Chelsea and orbited the Warhol world, Auder has produced a body of work documenting a vanished New York milieu. The tapes "star" Warhol, Auder's then wife Viva and Taylor Mead, among others—with cameos by Valerie Solanas and the Cockettes, and a feature devoted to Alice Neel. Opens THURSDAY, THROUGH JUNE 21, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 212-505-5181. (Hoberman)

'THE LUBITSCH TOUCH' The phrase "genius of the system" suits the German American producer-director Ernst Lubitsch. A less pretentious, more cosmopolitan entertainer than his peers Lang and Murnau. Lubitsch was closer in his showbiz sensibility to the Hollywood moguls. This 34-film retro spans his entire career, from his early Jewish comedies and Pola Negri period extravaganzas through the mid-'20s "continental" silents and the racy operettas in the early '30s, to the late, plot-driven comedies for which Lubitsch remains best known—Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and To Be or Not to Be. OPENS FRIDAY, THROUGH JULY 3, Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, 212-727-8110. (Hoberman)


KASEY CHAMBERS The alt-country Aussie-hippie with the penetrating contralto is looking to develop her aesthetic and her market—her current release is a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." She's got the chutzpah to pull it off, too. Whether she's also got the savvy is anybody's guess. In this market, savvy is a sometime thing at best. Also: Robinella and the CC String Band. THURSDAY AT 8, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, 212-777-6800. (Christgau)

COLDPLAY Their debut, Parachutes, catapulted them into fame; its polished folk tales of misery prompted others to dub them Radiohead-lite and shoved them into the spotlight at Radio City. Since then, the four British choirboys have grown up (frontman Chris Martin now preaches politics from his mic before snuggling with his starlet Gwyneth), but the songs have matured the most: prettier melodies redolent of the new U2 and Martin's soaring falsetto—fully resembling Bends-era Thom Yorke—fashion a sound that can fill the Garden as well as the empty shoes of sincere Britpop. With Eisley. FRIDAY AT 8, Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza, 212-307-7171. (Kim)

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