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World's Smallest Contemporary Museum Journeys to L.A.

Exterior of NuMu

In partnership with 18th Street Arts Center: 18th Street Arts Center is an artists' residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making.

When Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (or NuMu, for short) was born in 2012, artists Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam meant this ovoid structure to challenge visitors’ notions of what a museum should be in the 21st century. Within an intimate 6.5 by 8.2 feet, this unconventional art museum has hosted more than 15 exhibitions and numerous public programs, while only accommodating up to four people at a time. It is the world’s smallest contemporary art museum. Take a look inside this unusual art space and hear from its founders, as they recreate the museum in Guatemala and take their concept on the road to Los Angeles for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Click right or left to view previous exhibitions at Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo.

NuMu's exterior.
1/9 NuMu's exterior.
Regina José Galindo's exhibition at NuMu from the exterior.
2/9 Regina José Galindo's exhibition at NuMu from the exterior.
Window pane exhibition at NuMu.
3/9 Window pane exhibition at NuMu.
"Jugador como pelota, pelota como cancha" by Manuel Casanova 2015 | Courtesy of NuMu
4/9 "Jugador como pelota, pelota como cancha" by Manuel Casanova 2015 | Courtesy of NuMu
World premiere of a performance by Maurizio Cattelan for "Do it" | Courtesy of NuMu
5/9 World premiere of a performance by Maurizio Cattelan for "Do it" | Courtesy of NuMu
"Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
6/9 "Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
"Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
7/9 "Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
"Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
8/9 "Fantasy" by Elisabeth Wild, 2017 | Courtesy of NuMu
"Paisaje Sonoro" by Joaquín Orellana, 2016 | Courtesy of NuMu
9/9 "Paisaje Sonoro" by Joaquín Orellana, 2016 | Courtesy of NuMu

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