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Best in Show 2012

Here's my annual round up of the best exhibitions of 2012. These are the moments when my stomach flipped, brain blew and I got all excited. The reason why I refuse to say all art is rubbish. 

The list below of course does not include my hat trick of exhibitions this year - The Dark Cube at the Palais de Tokyo, E-Vapor-8 at 319 Scholes and Responsive Eyes at Jacob's Island - though of course they were a big focus for me...

1 Documenta (for so many reasons)

2 Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts London

Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum

4 Les Maitres du Desordre at Musee Quai Branly

5 Antoine Catala at 47 Canal Street

Ed Atkins at Chisenhale

7 Bruce Lacey at Camden Arts Centre

8 One on One at KW Berlin (especially for Jeremy Shaw's incredible hypnotic video installation)

9 Jeremy Deller at Hayward Gallery

10 The Historical Box at Hauser and Wirth

If you want to see previous annual round ups check: 20112010 and 2009