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Die Hexe by Alex Da Corte
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Transforming one of New York’s Upper East Side townhouses into a surreal ”haunted house” might sound a bit extreme to some or unnecessary to many. I mean, the prices to rent or buy a property there will more than likely make you want to scream and cry in terror and also maybe make you want to hide into a corner because: hey, who can even IMAGINE that type of money let alone have it to spend.

But still, Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte manages to bring a different type of scare to the surroundings of the bourgeoise neighborhood through his bizarre exhibition ”Die Hexe” (meaning, ”The Witch”). According to Curbed, the exhibition incorporates the work of three other artists: Bjarne Melgaard, Mike Kelley and Robert Gober, in a five-room show that is reminiscent of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks X The Shining X random dodgy 70s strip club.

To me, the revealing nature of each room is what contributes most to this startling feeling of uneasiness you MIGHT get when you are part of the show. And if you ask me, that orange gingham check patterned wallpaper is enough to make you want to flee in terror and never turn back. Still, the artist probably felt like it wasn’t enough and also managed to add a screechy-creepy old rocking chair to make sure he gets the point across and give the room some feng shui.

If you are that lucky to be in New York this spring, then consider going to see this thing rather than go to, let’s say, a park or a conventional museum because hey, you’re crazy and fun (just like you said you were on tinder)

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that gingham check, man. too much. it's too much for me.

that gingham check, man. too much. it’s too much for me.

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