Brooklyn’s e-flux artist Martha Rosler wants all your stupid junk, “castoffs, no-longer-wanted objects, bric-a-brac, and odd items.” You’ve got the next weekend to haul your hoard to MoMA or MoMA PS1. She’s done it since the ’70s. Previously, Rosler’s “sales” featured miscellany like “soft-core pornographic magazines and empty welfare-food containers.” So step it up.
The Meta-Monumental Garage Sale will take place at MoMA’s Atrium in November, selling off your stuff and staging a performative display of “informal cash economy” as well as “exchange of goods, narratives, and ideas.” Translation: Just play along. And sneak something interesting in there. So far, the only newsworthy item dropped off was a pair of steel drums. Oh, yawn.
MoMA PS1, June 3, 2012. Drop-off time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. andÂ MoMA, 54th Street entrance. June 2, 2012. Drop-off time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.