The goal of modern art seems to be weirdness for the sake of being strange. Unusual images in unusual buildings in unusual locations is the order of the day. At New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, there’s a strange new exhibiting happening as we speak. Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a glass box at the Museum of Modern Art. Don’t worry, she’s not homeless, she’s an art exhibit. Dubbed “The Maybe”, the piece is a performance art piece that is all about surprise, from the guest to the time and place.
“The nature of the concept is that it not be announced in advance, nor publicized by the museum,” said museum spokeswoman Margaret Doyle.
The belief is that Swinton will show up at MOMA and sleep several more times, up to six times this year. Her first appearance drew celebrities such as Michael Stipe and James Franco, seen in the above picture of Swinton snoring. The piece was first performed in London in 1995; now it has made its way to America for an undetermined amount of time. The 52-year-old Swinton won an Oscar in 2007 for her supporting role in Michael Clayton.
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