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INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS of sound art, light, and space? Must mean summer--at least in the outer boroughs. P.S.x leads the way, casting the net wide to enlist composer and musician Elliott Sharp to cocurate (with director Alanna Heiss) "Volume," a show with sound installations by Ikue Mori, Francesco Lopez, and Christian Marclay, among others, plus "sonic drawings" by Max Neuhaus. Beyond the gallery walls of the former schoolhouse, the annual music series "Warm Up" will provide backup every Saturday. Creative Time's two-week-long music program "Audiolab" opens July 13, featuring the likes of Scanner and Moby each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the grandiose cavern of Brooklyn's Anchorage; leading up to the series will be a sound installation by Austrian artists Granular Synthesis (June 1-25). Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's multileveled "Palace of Projects" will appear in Manhattan's Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory from June 14 until July 13 under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, and a selection of David Sm ith's Cubi sculptures (in addition to Sentinel V, 1959) will stand tall against the bucolic Central Park backdrop on the Metropolitan Museum's roof garden beginning May 16.

Cathy de Monchaux will install new, site-specific work at the Hirshhorn, in Washington DC (July 14- Oct. 22), while Glenn Ligon will return to a Washingtonian theme, the Million Man March, albeit in St. Louis (his new series of twelve works goes up at the St. Louis Art Museum on May 9). At the same institution, several artists, including Joep van Lieshout, Ernesto Neto, Gregor Schneider, and Olafur Eliasson (who can also be seen solo at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 3-Aug. 12), are conspiring to transform the St. Louis site into an interconnected series of alternate realities in "Wonderland" (July 1-Sept. 24). Curator Rochelle Steiner will expound on the theoretical underpinnings of this utopian carnevale in a catalogue also featuring essays by Terence Riley, Giuliana Bruno, and Beatriz Colomina. …