No, Auntie’s Em’s house from The Wizard of Oz didn’t get caught up in a twister and smash into MUMOK (Vienna’s Museum of Modern Art); the above piece, titled “House Attack,” is the work of Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm. The suburban house was placed on top of the building to commemorate a Wurm exhibition that opened in 2006.
It’s worth noting that MUMOK is no stranger to urban pranking. Last September, the museum’s pavilion was the site of Improv Everywhere’s Vienna Mp3 Experiment.
David Livingston‘s Big Dick series of videos is cracking us up. He explains on his site:
I see art as a performance, enacted either in crowds of strangers or in the privacy of my studio. In Manhattan’s financial district, I wore a six foot long felt penis sewn together and stuffed with sofa upholstery. During this and subsequent performances, I was fascinated by the public’s reactions (laughter, avoidance, offense) and my own (pride, liberation, shame) as I parodied the figure of the downtown businessman using childish humor.
Bucky Bar is a temporary, unauthorized installation created by DUS Architects in Rotterdam:
Last Friday evening Feb. 19th The Bucky Bar opened, a temporary public building designed by DUS Architects. The dome-bar, entirely made of umbrella’s, appeared seemingly suddenly out of nowhere on the street around a lamppost in the centre of Rotterdam. The fully equipped bar, complete with DJ and drinks, was directly built on site. Approximately 300 visitors danced under the umbrella roof, until at 2:00 AM the police ended the party, as there was no permit.
For our latest mission, over 1,000 people rode the subway without underwear or pants in New York City. Our annual No Pants Subway Ride has been a tradition for years, and we decided it was time to up the ante. Riders spread out over four different subway lines to surprise and delight everyday New Yorkers riding the train. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. We have blurred out the private parts of all the riders to keep the documentation safe for work.