Are you ready for a year of new art exhibitions? Whether you’re itching to revisit old favorites or ready to embrace brave new frontiers, we’ve got a selection of exciting art shows that love to break the rules. From cutting-edge new media exhibits to shows celebrating an avant-garde departure from mainstream culture in a decade past, get ready to be inspired. Is the New Aesthetic the new Surrealism? Take a peek at 2013 and mark your calendars!
MoMA: Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938
September 22, 2013 – January 12, 2014, New York
Fans of Surrealism, rejoice! This is the first Magritte exhibit focused solely on his Surrealist period, from 1926 — when he first decided to “challenge the real world” with his work — until 1938, just before the outbreak of WWI put a damper on things. The exhibit will feature 80 paintings, collages, objects, and supplementary materials exploring the themes of “displacement, transformation, metamorphosis” and “misnaming.” Are you ready to enter the half-dream?