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Tour artist Alex Da Corte's haunted house exhibition, "Die Hexe"

Take a digital tour through the eerie rooms of Da Corte's lush, mysterious installation

By Jillian Anthony
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Walking through the rooms of Alex Da Corte’s NYC exhibit at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery, “Die Hexe” (“the witch” in German), is like walking through a dream—or perhaps a nightmare. Da Corte, who made most of the items in the haunted house by hand (including the yellow-gingham wallpaper and technicolor-fur rugs), was inspired by his own memories and childhood nostalgia; indeed, every item we encounter has a history behind it, whether we're aware of it or not. Da Corte’s art show plays with this idea by changing the normal placement or purpose of items: a broom head hangs from a knife stuck in the wall (the mark of a witch); you'll see artist Bjarne Melgaard’s controversial sculpture, Table, of a kneeling woman as furniture made into an actual table; and you'll encounter a morgue’s cadaver drawer filled with cleaning solution. Enter, if you dare.

Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

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Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

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Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

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Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

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Die Hexe installation
Photograph: Installation view of Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte, "Die Hexe"

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Hailing from Philadelphia, Alex Da Corte brings his largest solo exhibition yet, "Die Hexe" (or “The Witch” in German), to Upper East Side art gallery Luxembourg & Dayan. The installation unfolds the artificiality of commerce and advertising, movie-style, with a series of vignettes as you proceed from each gallery space to different floors.

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