Your local science museum might offer a “Night at the Museum,” where kids in sleeping bags cuddle up alongside the stuffed mammoth diorama. But at the Guggenheim in New York, an overnight at the museum becomes an act of performance art. A centerpiece of the show “theanyspacewhatever,” opening next week, is Carsten Höller‘s Revolving Hotel Room, a hotel suite on four rotating platforms, smack in the middle of the museum. Make a reservation, show up in your pajamas if you like, and become art while you sleep. The show run October 25, 2008-January 6, 2009. Reservations: 212-360-4373.
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Bahia Shebab is an artist, activist, and advertising executive who has been living in Cairo since 2003. And she also has been known to head out on the streets in the middle of the night to spray paint stenciled series that protest injustice and reflect on the fast-shifting politics of the city. Of course, Shehab […]
The weekend before last, we joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first-ever TEDx event at a museum: TEDxMet. The speakers included Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, artist Maira Kalman, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, and writer Andrew Solomon. The day was peppered with stunning music and dance performances, and […]