New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has a new exhibit, called "The Maybe," that has Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton (Moonrise Kingdom, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Michael Clayton) sleeping in a transparent display case.
"Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum," said a museum source. "Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open."
The source added: "Museum staff doesn't know she's coming until the day of, but she's here today. She'll be there the whole day. All that's in the box is cushions and a water jug."
The exhibit has no published schedule. It will take place whenever Swinton decides to do it, which will be about six more times this year. Each time it will be at a different part of the museum.
Check out the exhibit's title card and several photos below.
I don't care,as long as there's good action I'm in.
minkowskiwrites: on March 24th, 2013 at 4:56:14 PM
"Should this be considered art?"
lol. Excellent troll, Alex, because you know damned well it isn't, which is why you asked.
Here's the definition of art:
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,...: "the art of the Renaissance"
Now, where the f*ck is the imagination and creativity in having a person gynecologically recognized as female sleep inside a f*cking box? Sure, we all know Ranger does his dates this way, and so does Quagmire, but it still isn't art by any definition of that word, and if we admit art has no definition upon which society can agree, then none of it has any meaning. Art can then be anything and nothing, which then means art doesn't exist.
What this looks like to me: a bunch of bored pretentious idiots staring at a women sleeping in a box.
minkowskiwrites: on March 24th, 2013 at 4:58:26 PM
minkowskiwrites: on March 24th, 2013 at 5:24:55 PM
Yup yup. See 'em around here in SoCal. They drive Mercedes and Lexus and BMWs, but they look bored and miserable. They spend all their free time down at the beach staring endlessly at the crashing waves and walking their dogs (because they have no children) When they're not doing that, they're eating out.
All that money and they're still no better off than anyone else. Not really.
I think the artistic merit resonates in the ambiguity of the subject. Is it a male? Is it a female? What sex does the name Tilda belong to? Is that the outline of it's penis or a pleat in the pants? I think those are breasts?
i'd smear sh*t all over the glass and call it "shArt"
minkowskiwrites: on March 24th, 2013 at 6:51:45 PM
Wonder what happens when she farts...
BadChadB33writes: on March 24th, 2013 at 8:43:21 PM
Woman don't fart they whisper to their panties.
Champ1432writes: on March 24th, 2013 at 9:14:16 PM
This has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
Number one, who the hell calls this art? A person just laying there, sleeping? Doesn't art require just a little bit of effort or action? Or at least the person to be conscious? Good Lord.
Number two, who thinks of this sh*t? Who thinks this is a good idea? This is just another example of trying to be too smart, too avant-garde, too cutting edge and passing off something idiotic as art. If some bitch sleeping is art, then pretty much every little thing we do would be art, right? Even walking, talking, typing at a keyboard. Of course, some people might say that's the point, the human body is so amazing, everything we do is a work of art, blah blah blah. Please. It's a silly woman sleeping in a box.
Number three, who goes to see this? Who wants to watch someone they have never seen before sleeping? I would feel creepy and weird doing that.
Number four, couldn't they at least have gotten a hot chick to do this? Sheesh.
Champ1432writes: on March 24th, 2013 at 9:23:31 PM
I mean come on. "Performance art"? How the hell can you be performing if you're not even awake? Just because she's an actress, everything she does is a performance, even sleeping. What crap.
If celebrities are going to complain that they're entitled to privacy and their lives shouldn't be public 24/7 (which I would mostly agree with), then how can this be justified as performance art? Is it performance art every time this bitch goes to sleep? Or just when she chooses to doze off in a museum? Someone watching her sleep in some other venue wouldn't be looked upon as viewing art, nor should it be. This isn't art either.
This is just another sad example of how pretentious and ridiculous our society has become with our obsession with celebrities and with things that suck and are terrible ideas.
secondbestwrites: on March 24th, 2013 at 9:49:11 PM