ALFRED JARRY: A CARNIVAL OF BEING, MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
One of the Morgan Library & Musuem’s (New York) current exhibits is Alfred Jarry: A Carnival of Being. Most known for his play Ubu Roi, Jarry inspired the Surrealist and Dada movements and ushered in the transition to 20th century modernism. In addition to writing, Jarry applied his subversive viewpoint to many other disciplines. He was a poet, puppeteer, critic, graphic artist, and even an early experimenter in visual typography. Through a variety of mediums, Jarry’s motto remains clear – “Living is the carnival of Being.” Further information about the exhibition can be found on the museum’s website.