Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ceci Est Du Pur Magritte

Superb exhibit opening today at LACMA, Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery Of Images. Featuring works by the surrealist maestro, and contemporary artists influenced by his work -- including conceptualist John Baldessari, who designed the show.
Baldessari's installation is "intended to turn the galleries—and visitors' experience—upside down". It does. Are we looking at the artwork, or are we part of the tableau? Where does it begin, and where does it end? Welcome to Magritte's world. Surreal treachery indeed.
Many reviews, including in the LATimes and in the IHT.
illustrations LACMA
[edit 11/30: "This Is Not an Art Review" in LAWeekly]

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