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The Jewish Museum

 

Take Me (I’m Yours)

The Jewish Museum

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Opening reception of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours). September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com.

Opening reception of the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours). September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com.

 

At some point or other, every museum frequenter has been scolded, “don’t touch the art!” Upending this convention, the Jewish Museum opened an exhibition where visitors could not only touch the art, but also take it home with them. Take Me (I’m Yours) featured work by over 40 international artists and more than 400,000 individual pieces of art, including air-filled capsules by Yoko Ono, candies by Félix González-Torres, spray-paint stencils by Lawrence Weiner, ribbons emblazoned with slogans by Andrea Bowers, and t-shirts by Rirkrit Tiravanija — all of which had to be continually replenished throughout the run of the exhibition. “Themes of community, giving, and sharing are especially suited to the democratic ideas of Take Me (I’m Yours),” notes the museum. With Kickstarter, they were able to “extend the ideas of giving and sharing to anyone in the world.”

 
Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by David Heald.

Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by David Heald.

Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by David Heald.

Installation view of the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours), September 16, 2016–February 5, 2017. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by David Heald.