The Homeless Museum of Art (HoMu) is an art project created by New York-based artist Filip Noterdaeme. Since its inception in 2002, it has at turns been a live-in museum in a rental apartment in Brooklyn, an activist's initiative, an exhibit in a vacant artist studio, a collection of original artworks, and a mock museum booth embedded in a commercial art fair. Juggling irreverence and sincerity, HoMu seeks to subvert the increasingly impersonal, market-driven art world and expose the sellout of cultural institutions to commerce, cronyism, real estate, and star architects. HoMu exists in a state of perpetual flux and continues to defy the rules of the established art world."
Oh oh. So what does that have to do with chicken wings?
THE CHICKEN WING
"HoMu BKLYN's First Architectural Extension
In the summer of 2006, Director Noterdaeme approached Intelligent Design Team Pollo & Poulet and challenged it to come up with a design solution for HoMu BKLYN's scarcity of space. The team presented Noterdaeme with a revolutionary architectural concept: the Chicken Wing.
The proposal was unanimously accepted by HoMu's Board of Directors. The Chicken Wing was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 8, 2006.
Pollo and Poulet's Chicken Wing dramatically enhances the presentation of the Museum's dynamic and evolving collection and provides a truly organic space for temporary exhibits."
Can I eat it?