Naturally when hearing Nick Cave has a new museum, you think of this guy.:
Nick Cave, Artist.
It seemed like an odd pairing, so the explanation made sense. The Museum of Important Shit is a digital archiving venture sponsored by musician Nick Cave. There’s not much remarkable included yet, unless Nina Simone’s gum holds some special importance in your life. But the idea of mass curation and never ending exhibits does hold some allure.
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As The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones’ points out, the selfie as an art form has existed long before the smartphone came around. His take on the top ten self portraits include the ever amazing Frida Kahlo, as well as the slightly shocking Tracey Emin.
So maybe we’re not just vapid individuals when we take a selfie. Perhaps we’re burgeoning artists? Call me Mickalene!