Culture on the Cheap
Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Stuff Wanted
I stumbled upon this intriguing proposition while knocking along Manhattan Avenue this afternoon. Intrigued, I immediately looked up Ms. Rolsler’s project when I got home. It sounds pretty fun:
For her first solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York–based artist Martha Rosler presents her work Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, a large-scale version of the classic American garage sale, in which Museum visitors can browse and buy second-hand goods organized, displayed, and sold by the artist. The installation fills MoMA’s Marron Atrium with strange and everyday objects donated by the artist, MoMA staff, and the general public, creating a lively space for exchange between Rosler and her customers as they haggle over prices. If customers agree, they may be photographed with their purchases. The project also includes a newspaper and an active website…. (You can read the rest here, folks)
Regardless of what you may think about conceptual art, gentle readers, Ms. Rolser wants your stuff— and on Saturday, August 25, between noon and 5:00 p.m. you can give it to her!