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The World’s Smallest Museum
By Anthea Quay, 16 Jul 2012
New York-based artist Filip Noteradaeme created the ‘world’s smallest museum’, The Homeless Museum of Art (HoMu).
The museum consists of its director Noteradaeme, a booth and a small collection of objects—and only two people can visit the museum at a time.
The booth of the Homeless Museum of Art functions as a reception, front desk, director’s office, and exhibition floor.
It exhibits the performance, aptly dubbed ‘The Director is in’.
Visitors must sit in plastic folding chairs in front of the booth—behind of which sits Noteradaeme, while a stuffed coyote named ‘Florence Coyote’ sits on its side.
In his tongue-in-cheek performance, Noteradaeme would give out and take back tickets for the visitors; explain the museum’s collection of artworks; introduce the museum’s Director of Public Relations Florence Coyote; and engage in conversation about art, asking questions and leaving visitors with an altered perspective about art and commerce.
Since 2003, it’s popped up in various locations around New York City.
Until the end of July, the performance would take place at the High Line, near 23rd Street Lawn, on Tuesdays from 5PM to 9.30PM.
[via The Homeless Museum of Art]
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