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Surrealism & War

Veterans, the Exquisite Corpse, and Our Unquiet Dead

Nan Levinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Nan Levinson

I like to think of it as an elegant Mad Lib, but its real title is the Exquisite Corpse -- or, this time around, the Exquisite Corpse of the Unknown Soldier, part of the "Surrealism & War" exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago.

The Surrealism of Memorial Day: A Veterans Show

Nan Levinson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

There's much more -- drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages in visions carnivalesque, nightmarish and gorgeous. It's the art of war's residue, offered up to those of us fortunate enough to know war only secondhand.