SPEAKING OF THE DEAD
The Eve of Halloween tempts even the meekest of us to seek a few spine-tingling thrills. And with tonight's Spook-a-rama exhibit at Edelman Arts, you might just get the hair-raising experience you're looking for. As a precursor to the dark humored works of Berlin artist Christopher Winter, the four-story brownstone gallery will hold a séance in an attempt to summon the spirit of the medieval artist Hans Holbein the Younger. (We're not sure if he'll speak or draw for Winter, but the idea of a really old dead German dude communicating in a rickety brownstone is friggin' scary enough.) Following the séance, you'll enter the "Ghost Train"—named in honor of the Coney Island amusement ride—which shows paintings, sculptures, drawings, and videos of creepy children and haunting landscapes that remind us of artists like Dürer, Picasso, and Kippenberger.
Thu., Oct. 30, 6 p.m., 2008
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