Friday, January 14, 2011


Sometimes I just want to kiss art on the mouth.

[image via: Fashion gone Rogue]

Even more so with MONA opening on january 22nd.

The Museum of Old and New Art is the love child of David Walsh. Self described as a "rich wanker" - an article in The Age was a tad bit more descriptive of the self made millionaire - "infuriating, exhausting, relentless, challenging, eccentric, odd, candid, complex, pedantic, hyper-critical and highly entertaining".

Valued at $80 million - the "un-musuem" is Australia's biggest private art collection. Built like a fortress MONA is craved into the sandstone cliffs of Berriedale Peninsula and has the equivalent floorspace of GOMA.

As you wander through the labyrinth you may stumble upon ancient Egyptian Mummies, or be repulsed by Cloaca Professional ("by the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, is a machine that mimics the human digestive system, producing excrement at regular intervals") or for $75,000 get cremated.

And the best thing about this 'adult Disneyland' it has the low, low admission price of zero dollars. Nice.

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