ARTMATTERS: Mi McNay es Su McNay

October 26, 2017 to July 1, 2018

Mi McNay es su McNay immerses visitors in a domestic setting that blurs the lines between art and life, creating a space that feels like home or visiting a good friend. Rooms furnished with artworks from the 18th century to the present activate the experience. Work up an appetite while engaging in a lively dialogue with Sandy Skoglund’s cheesy family matriarch, attempt to apply makeup in Isamu Noguchi’s black mirror, and sit down for dinner on Andrea Zittel’s drop-leaf table carpet—but try to avoid taking a nap on Donald Judd’s minimalist bed. 

In the central playroom, activate artworks by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, recently exhibiting in the Venice Biennale. Wurn’s interactive sculptures elicit amusement while provoking questions about objects of everyday life. Become part of the art by closely following the cartoon instructions found on Wurm’s sculptures—and have a friend photograph the living work of art that results!