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Spaceships have landed in the art world. At the New Museum in New York, the art collective tranzit has transformed the fifth floor into a retro-futuristic space module where works from 117 artists, largely from Eastern Europe, are holding a lively cultural conversation. Meanwhile, at the Kavi Gupta gallery in Chicago, artist Roxy Paine has built a large-scale diorama of a control room out of wood—a fabrication of a fabricated environment. Attention, Daft Punk: your new DJ booths are ready. (Please bring Pharrell. Stevie, too.)

“Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module” will be on view through April 13, 2014, at the New Museum, 235 Bowery in New York. Roxy Paine’s “Apparatus” will be on view through February 1, 2014, at Kavi Gupta Gallery, 219 N. Elizabeth St. in Chicago.

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Photo by Jesse Untract-Oakner, courtesy of the New Museum, New York.

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Photo by Jesse Untract-Oakner, courtesy of the New Museum, New York.

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Photo by Jesse Untract-Oakner, courtesy of the New Museum, New York.

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Roxy Paine. Installation view of Apparatus, September 2013-February 2014, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | ELIZABETH ST. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

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Roxy Paine. Installation view of Apparatus, September 2013-February 2014, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | ELIZABETH ST. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

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Roxy Paine. Installation view of Apparatus, September 2013-February 2014, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | ELIZABETH ST. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.