Tilda Swinton’s Live Performance Art of Sleeping in a Box At MoMA Surprises Museum-Goers

Tilda Swinton ??? MoMA ???

photo by Ming Chen Liao

At the Museum of Modern Art in New York City today, actress Tilda Swinton surprised visitors by appearing unannounced in a unique live performance art piece called “The Maybe.” The piece simply displayed Swinton sleeping in a glass box, with only a pair of glasses, a carafe of water, and linen-covered bedding. Gothamist reports that the museum has been planning the performance for seven years and that Swinton first started performing the piece back in 1995 at London’s Serpentine Gallery. Throughout the year, Swinton will perform “The Maybe” at MoMA about six more times but at random times and in different museum locations.

Tilda Swinton

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Tilda Swinton was sleeping in a glass box at MoMA!

photo by Ming Chen Liao


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via Gothamist