Visit HoMu, the World’s Smallest Art Gallery


Only two people can visit the Homeless Museum of Art at a time. Those visitors must sit in plastic folding chairs in front of the booth, which functions as reception desk, director’s office and exhibition hall all at once, and is staffed by artist Filip Noteradaeme, the museum’s director. Noteradaeme, after both giving out and taking back the visitors’ tickets, can explain the museum’s small collection of artworks and introduce guests to Florence Coyote, who is not only a stuffed coyote and thus full of wisdom but also the museum’s Director of Public Relations. The whole thing is, of course, a kind of immersive performance art piece in itself, and much of the fun is in engaging with Noteradaeme as he talks about art and asks you questions you might not have the answers to. Absurd, irreverent and highly engaging, slipping easily between the tongue-in-cheek and the genuine, we guarantee you’ll leave the exhibition with an altered perspective on art, commerce, and (probably) yourself. Visit HoMu through July at the High Line near the 23rd Street Lawn. [via Inhabitat]