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3.26.2013

Tilda Swinton's art performance "The Maybe" at MoMA NYC 2013

Good morning contemporary art lovers!
One remembers Marina Abramovic's performance at the MoMa a few years ago... Well it's Tilda Swinton's turn now! The Academy Award-winning actress and recent Davide Bowie music video star is performing art on an unexpected display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.Tilda's live performance was unexpected for the visitors but the museum has actually been working on staging "The Maybe" for seven years. "The Maybe" was originally staged by Swinton in London at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995.

She here personifies the contemporary "Sleeping beauty", dressed in jeans and a button-down shirt: she's lying in a coffin, sleeping while visitors are watching her through the sides of a glass box. The curator of this incredible show is Large Klaus Bisenbach, the same man who was behind the blockbuster Abramovic's retrospective. Everybody around the world seems to be super excited by this exhibition and one can't count anymore all the tweets about it: comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted on Saturday: "Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a glass box on random days at MoMA in New York all year. And I just thought of a brilliant heist movie..."

"The Maybe" will appear randomly in different locations this year. There is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist's statement released, no museum statement beyond this brief context, no public profile or image issued. The luckiest have been able to seen her yesterday! ;)

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