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As this convulsive, cacophonous midterm election campaign reaches its end, no exhibition captures the national mood quite like “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy,” a nightmarish show at the Met Breuer.

Its conjuring of American conspiracy theories, through paintings and installations evoking secret cabals and satanic cults, feels all too relevant amid today’s crackpot theories of world leaders running child sex rings in pizza restaurants. Its artists’ examination, and occasional embrace, of wild skepticism appears prescient now that the most violent acts — the murder of students in Parkland, Fla., the mailing of pipe bombs to former presidents — are dismissed as “false flags” even on a leading cable news channel. Its regard for the violence that conspiracy believers may commit feels especially urgent this week, after a terrorist who was convinced George Soros was masterminding a national Muslim takeover walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and assassinated 11 mostly elderly Jews.

To read more on the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/arts/design/met-breuer-conspiracy-review.html

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