Some feel that working in an office can be boring, but if you have coworkers like Malboury Jones (@Malboury), it doesn't have to be.
On Monday, Jones, a graphic designer, uploaded this picture of a portion of a wall that had been left open at his workplace. Although this would be considered an eyesore to most, Jones turned it into art by simply adding museum label describing it as if it were a masterpiece:
Jones named the piece "Exposed Wiring & Controls," and credited "Unnamed Contractor" as the artist. He described the medium as "mixed media; copper and plastic on brick wall"
"A daring, interpretative piece, Exposed Wiring & Controls was part of a series of unfinished works made in the spring of 2018. Critics have suggested it is commentary on modern life's obsession with tie constraints, and the nature of incomplete projects," read the faux museum label. "The partly finished work unashamedly displays the artist's underlying process, daring the viewer to criticism. A confident, accomplished work."
People on Twitter were big fans of Jones' work:
But just as soon as this exhibit opened, it closed! The very next day, Jones tweeted this development:
The updated museum label now reads "Blatant Patch Job" by an anonymous artist, done with PVC board and glue.
"Prompted by earlier works in more challenging media, Blatant Patch Job is representative of a burgeoning ascetic uniformity in art that is both reactionary and ultimately conformist in nature.
White some have accused the artist of merely attempting to white wash the works of past creators, others have found in the stark white of Blatant an invitation to consider what the artist has chosen to conceal."
Hey, why not steal Jones' idea? Spill some wine on the carpet? Turn that stain into art! Create a museum label for your overflowing hamper of dirty laundry. Describe that half-built IKEA bookshelf as if it were the Mona Lisa. Turns out your entire life could be like a fancy-shmancy art exhibit...and you don't even have to wear those silly headphones to guide you through it.