Oh Dear James Franco I CAN SEE YOU!

MONA

I love James Franco. Film star, writer, painter, PhD student; the guy’s a modern-day Renaissance man. Even after his miserable attempt at co-hosting the Oscars, I adored him.

But the so-called “Museum of Non-Visible Art,” a collaboration between Franco and the art duo Praxis, sounds like the bullshit of sophomore art school students who got high instead of finishing their studio work.

I so very badly want to like this but the perky text and unnecessary commodification of thought is what really makes me want to stab the MONA in its imaginary little eyes. From the kickstarter page:

The Non-Visible Museum is an extravaganza of imagination, a museum that reminds us that we live in two worlds: the physical world of sight and the non-visible world of thought. Composed entirely of ideas, the Non-Visible Museum redefines the concept of what is real. Although the artworks themselves are not visible, the descriptions open our eyes to a parallel world built of images and words. This world is not visible, but it is real, perhaps more real, in many ways, than the world of matter, and it is also for sale.

(emphasis mine)

Is this a joke? I hope it is a joke. “Redefines the concept of real” ?!? Bullshit. I’m pretty sure that Plato figured this out, oh you know, 2 millennia ago and expressed it more eloquently.

Have you watched their Kickstarter video yet? JAMES FRANCO WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!?

At least he’s pretty.

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One Comment on “Oh Dear James Franco I CAN SEE YOU!”

  1. […] we all know what I think about the Museum of Non-visible Art but with 57 days to go, they’ve already made double their funding goal. There are lessons to […]


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