Blame It on Magritte

The artist's entertaining perversity veils his broad influence

The Human Condition (1933)
National Gallery of Art/Washington
The Human Condition (1933)

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019

Category: Art Galleries

Region: West 50s

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'Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938'
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
212-708-9400, moma.org
Through January 12

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Magritte's imagery has been co-opted for everything from the CBS eye logo to album cover art, from Monty Python animations to James Cameron's floating Avatar landscapes, but this exhibition forcefully reminds us of its original power. Few artists before or since have so remorselessly exposed the simultaneous disconnection and entanglement of the ravenous meat and imaginative neurons that make up the human body.

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@villagevoice " destabilized the foundations of reality as determinedly as Einstein in physics and Heidegger in philosophy." :/

IWouldPreferNot
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@villagevoice the way Heidegger's philosophy "enstranges" reality is the total opposite of the way Magritte enstranges reality

 
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