by Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 17 June 2013

As the video opens, a dark haired, thick-rimmed glasses wearing girl asks you to help her pull off a bank heist. And she’s serious. She’s planning to rob five banks in LA for a solo art exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale opening from Sep 12th – Dec 15th 2013. I’ve seen some great bank heist movies, but I had no idea that the crime had been elevated to that of fine gallery art.

Ilona Gaynor has done her homework. Precisely two full years of it involving everything from pure academic reading to enrolling in classes with the LAPD. It’s been an adventurous journey so far, but it isn’t over yet. Visit her kickstarter to learn how you can help you pull of the biggest (theoretical art exhibit) bank heist of all time!