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Bedtime Stories

Image: Maurizio Cattelan

As part of its series of new digital initiatives, the New Museum presents “Bedtime Stories,” a project initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan.

凯8娱乐官方网站Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book – a sentence, passage, chapter, or more – to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. Some chose to read existing works, others to read their own writings, still others to create impromptu performances. Whether drawn from memory, imagination, or cherished volumes kept close at hand, the recordings by artists were captured quickly in an unfiltered fashion on phones or laptops in their homes or studios around the world.

凯8娱乐官方网站A new installment of “Bedtime Stories” will be made available each day through the end of June via this site.

A Bedtime Story by Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe reads The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams.

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