Last year, Brooklyn comedians/best friends/roommates Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen invited the world into their apartment hallway to experience the very first Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. It started as a joke, but became very real once the rest of the world took note (read about it in Rolling Stone), and artistic contributions came in from all over the world.
In the words of Matt and Viviana: “It’s important for museums to feature new artists and work that discuss important cultural events. This is how museums ‘keep it fresh.’ We are a museum.” Their next cultural touchstone? The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi, featuring paintings by Chicago artist Laura Collins. Since the THNK1994 exhibit takes up all of Matt and Viviana’s hallway, they have launched a Kickstarter to help them rent a storefront to house this exhibit and holding public viewing hours. The funds will also be used to host a Sia-Cycle class (see Kickstarter for detailed explanation), create a larger-than-life sculpture of a bowl filled with cigarettes, unlimited LaCroix seltzer, and of course, throw a party to celebrate the exhibit’s opening in April 2016.
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KICKSTARTER LINK: kck.st/1SsuXtJ