Art

This guy smuggles golden roaches into museums worldwide

If museums around the world won’t take your art, you’ve got no other choice but to force it on them, right? That’s exactly what artist Miklós Kiss did with his Golden Roach project. Here’s what he does: he smuggles in 14 carat gold plated bronze roaches to renowned museums, making them part of the exhibition room.

He also makes his way to the museum shop and smuggles roach postcards in those places as well! So far Kiss has been able to get his artwork into the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the British Museum, MUMOK, Hamburger Bahnhof, Centre Pompidou, and even the Louvre. And while he calls his smuggling effect ‘roachy’, it’s definitely clever!

Via Behance

Golden cockroaches are placed on the ground of the MOMA in New York City
A fake placard is fixed to the wall of the MOMA for museum guests to read about the golden cockroaches
A fake placard is fixed to the wall of the MOMA for museum guests to read about the golden cockroaches
A fake placard is fixed to the wall of the MOMA for museum guests to read about the golden cockroaches
The artist has swapped out official MOMA postcard for his own golden roach pieces
The artist has swapped out official MOMA postcard for his own golden roach pieces
The artist has swapped out official MOMA postcard for his own golden roach pieces

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.