The Artsy Podcast, No. 78: Are Selfie Museums an Affront to the Art World?

Artsy Editorial
May 25, 2018 4:47PM

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This week, our editors sit down to chat about one of the art world’s most divisive topics: “selfie museums.” We discuss what the rise of the Museum of Ice Cream, and other similar Instagram-friendly institutions, means for the art world and the meaning of the word “museum.” As experiential art continues to explode in popularity, we also discuss whether selfie-driven art is different or similar to selfie museums—even drawing on our own recent experiences visiting one of these Instagram-friendly spaces.

Artsy Editorial

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Editor Casey Lesser, Deputy Editor Scott Indrisek, and Executive Editor Alexander Forbes.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: Installation view of The Egg House, New York, 2018. Courtesy of The Egg House.