To get recognized these days, you have to come up with a great idea, and you get extra points if it’s truly wacky, original and fun. Of course, you also need publicity. Enter Viviana and Matt. One day they decided to convert the hallway in their Brooklyn apartment to a Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 1994 Museum. Really! No, really!
I’m sure I’m leaving a lot of the details out, but this creative duo started a Kickstarter campaign (noting in the materials that everyone is either a Tonya or a Nancy …) and found 150 backers who donated over $2,000 to the effort. I mean, who doesn’t want a Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 1994 Museum? And …. the notoriety that followed, among other things, an article in New York Magazine, and Kyle Smith of the NY Post calling museum the worst idea ever!
I came across this story a few weeks ago. You either think this project is in incredibly poor taste or it’s incredibly funny, in a poor taste kind of way. I thought it was hilarious and immediately signed up to receive notification to see this spectacle.
Today, I received an Eventbrite invitation to the event and I signed up. It’s not clear if Matt and Viviana will take the exhibit to a new venue “somewhere in Williamsburg” Brooklyn, or if they’ll host it in their hallway, but, regardless, I want to see this!
The exhibit will take place this Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I have 2 extra tickets. If you want to go, please leave a comment explaining how you feel about the concept of a Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Please state in the comment whether you will actually be available to attend, and why you really, really want to go. A winner will be chosen Thursday evening at 9 pm. You may or may not have to buy me a glass of wine.