For Munich’s public art project A Space Called Public, Turner Prize 2013 nominee David Shirgley has been invited to create “outdoor artistic interventions” within the city. And so, Shrigley is creating a shrine to Michael Jackson’s beloved pet monkey Bubbles.
The proposed shrine will sit not far from an existing monument to the “King of Pop.” Shrigley eloquently explains that this not a joke, but rather commentary on why shrines and monuments are built for people in general.
Whilst obviously being ironic the piece is not intended as a criticism of those who have created the MJ shrine, but rather to raise awareness of Bubbles’ plight and hopefully to raise some funds for his future care in light of the fact that Michael Jackson neglected to make provision for him.
How can you help build a shrine to possibly the greatest pet monkey of all time? Since only the best shrines contain tons of fan art and ephemera, the artist is inviting you to send anything you want to be included in the monument, whether it be physical or digital. The only guideline: “Weird is OK but nothing offensive please.”
Email digital files; 300 dpi jpeg to: firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. Send objects and ephemera to “A Space Called Public” / c/o Friendsfactory / Brienner Straße 11 / D-80333 München (Images: A Space Called Public)