New York Buzz -- Tilda Swinton Sleeps in a Box at MoMA

 

For one of those "Only in New York, kids" moments, art (and performance art) fans should head over to the Museum of Modern Art, where they can see a most unusual "exhibit": Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton is "performing" in a piece called "The Maybe" that is simply Swinton sleeping in a glass box. 

According to the Huffington Post, the first performance was held over the weekend, and the museum won't say if there's a schedule for when exactly it will come back for six other performances. (There is nothing on MoMA's official website.) On Monday, the display drew a line of spectators that wound through a whole second-floor gallery into a museum hallway.

This is not the first time Swinton has participated in an event like this: In 1995, she also starred in a glass box at London's Serpentine Gallery – seven days, eight hours a day – in an exhibition seen by 22,000 people. The next year, she repeated the spectacle at the Museo Barracco in Rome.

While we all wait to see when "The Maybe" will return to MoMA, visitors can get tickets and more information at www.moma.org. And if Swinton isn't "on" during a convenient time for visitors, perhaps they'll enjoy seeing Edvard Munch's The Scream? 

 

 

 

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