Tilda Swinton Sleeps In Glass Box at MoMa

Tilda Swinton travels the globe to share her performance art.

Tilda Swinton: from London, to Rome and now New York.

Tilda Swinton, as part of a surprise performance piece, engaged fans who visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa).

tilda swintonThe popular “Moonrise Kingdom” actress was on display at the MoMa in New York City Saturday as part of an exhibit.

“The Maybe” showcased Swinton sleeping in a glass box for the day with a mattress, pillow, linen, water, and spectacles.

The Gothamist reports Swinton had been talking with the MoMa about showcasing this exhibit since 2005, and that it will run several more times throughout the year, “each unannounced and in a different location in the Museum.”

It isn’t the first time the “We Need to Talk About Kevin” star has been involved in performance art. Initially, “The Maybe” was in 1995 at the London Serpentine Gallery and later at the Museo Barracco in Rome.

According to the MoMa “An integral part of The Maybe’s incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that 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. Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real-shared-time: now we see it, now we don’t.”

This isn’t the first time the 52-year-old Academy Award winner has slept in public.

Debra Wattes
Columnist

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