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Mobile Museums: Chanel Art Tube Touches Down in Central Park
In case you haven't heard, static institutions are out, and mobile museums are all the rage. So if you thought you saw a UFO-like-thing landing in Central Park earlier this week, it was just the latest traveling museum to touch down in NYC: The Chanel Contemporary Art Container.
The museum combines a trend we do like--British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid's space-age, deconstructive design--with a trend we don't like--blurring the line between fine art and commercial fashion. (All of the art has been "inspired" by Chanel handbags.) But, we'll get on board with anything that looks like a "happening," so we'll be in line next week for our tickets, when the museum opens in Rumsey Playfield.
The movable museum, which has already been in Tokyo and Hong Kong, will be open in New York October 20 through November 9, before continuing on to London, Moscow and Paris.
· Chanel Contemporary Art Container [Official Site]
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