An observer of this world who reads, writes and occasionally does arithmetic
On occasion I read about something that borders on being so creatively brilliant, I’m upset I did not think of it. Artist, Filip Noteradaeme has taken the art museum and brought it to you, on the streets.
The Homeless Museum of Arts comes complete with plastic chairs for visitors and the reception desk/exhibition hall/directors office offers no more long waiting lines. The personal one on one service is comparable to what one would receive at the Whitney. (This is border-brilliant point #1)
The stuffed coyote serves as the museum guard as well as Director of Public Relations.. (That is border-brilliant point #2)
Felipe is highly engaging, witty and has answers at the ready for any art related questions the novice museum goer may have. Since 2002, he has been offering a new kind of art museum experience and the proof is in the pudding. (http://www.homelessmuseum.org/hmu_pages/press_intro.html)
You can visit this one of a kind museum every Tuesday in the Chelsea Art district, New York City (Only in NYC, right?)
The Directors’s mission?
“Juggling irreverence and sincerity, HoMu seeks to subvert the increasingly impersonal, market-driven art world and expose the sellout of cultural institutions to commerce, cronyism, real estate, and star architects. HoMu exists in a state of perpetual flux and continues to defy the rules of the established art world.” (and border-brilliant point #3)
I would take a trip to NYC just for the enjoyment of visiting The Homeless Museum of Art.
Viva la Arts, Felipe!!
For more information: http://www.homelessmuseum.org/