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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.