Actress Sleeps In A Box At Museum of Modern Art

Actress Sleeps In A Box At Museum of Modern Art (photo courtesy David Shankbone)

Tilda Swinton Sleeps in Box at Museum of Modern Art

Academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton added “human art exhibit” to her resume of accomplishments. Swinton made an unannounced visit to the museum to take part in an exhibit known as “The Maybe” which features her quietly sleeping aboard a plain white pallet enclosed entirely in a glass case.

The 52-year-old native of England flew to New York City to participate in the art exhibit which a Gothamist explained will occur various times over the year. Her appearances will not be announced. For those believing the task Swinton has undertaken is easy, you may want to rethink that.

The actress lies still atop the white pallet and remains there during the museum’s operational hours.

No word has been given as to whether the accomplished thespian is given breaks throughout her performance. In actuality, Swinton has taken part in the exhibition of “The Maybe” since it’s initial launch in 1995. She has worked with its creator, the artist Cornelia Parker.

Swinton has performed her part of the exhibit in London, Rome, and New York City. As part of her participation in the exhibit, Swinton is not allowed to issue a statement about the exhibit.

The MoMA said in a statement:

“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 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.”

The artist wants “The Maybe” to appear randomly and quietly to people.


Tilda Swinton Sleeps In A Glass Box At The Museum Of Modern Art