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September 13, 2018


Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art” at David Zwirner

On view through October 27

The exhibition draws from Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s 1936 show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s “Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism.” This show not only introduced America to these art movements but also placed them in a historical and cultural context by placing them with artists from earlier centuries. On view are works drawn from international museum and private collections and features more than 130 works from the 12th century till today. “The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to examine affinities in intention and imagery between works executed across a broad span of time,’’ the gallery says. The show is organized into six themes—Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature, and Sense of Place


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