Go and lay an egg

by Sid Feddema

LACMA takes to Kickstarter to bring a tiny art gallery to LA

Guatemala’s very own miniature museum of contemporary art is on a mission to travel all the way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The goal is to bring a replica of NuMu, short for Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - the world's smallest, egg-shaped art gallery, across two borders and through seven cities. The 4-person, 2.5 x 2-meter museum will travel 3,000 miles from Guatemala to Mexico, before a stop-off at Joshua Tree, California, and finally making its way to LACMA for the public to see from September 2017 until February 2018.

Founded in 2012, the NuMu artists Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam will be presenting LACMA visitors their latest two minute walk through exhibition which is a sound installation created by Guatemalan artist Joaquín Orellana. NuMu’s emphasis is not only on the display of creativity with art, but it also organizes programs and creates resources for other up and coming artists. The tiny space influences artists to think of their limitations and how to project their message and creativity through a smaller scale.

The egg's journey is reliant on the help of those who believe in its cause, of creating new connections across borders and bringing together a diversity of art communities. LACMA has created its first ever Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 to bring NuMu to Los Angeles. As people pledge to NuMu’s mission, they will be supporting the cost of installation, travel, and protection.

To be a part of the journey donate at Kickstarter.

Written by Melody Amirkhanian