FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds at the Brooklyn Museum

I feel terribly bad. I’ve been so wrapped up in my insane world of planning cocktail dinners, honing in on my photography skills, applying to new jobs, and helping people organize and design their homes, that I’ve neglected you, dear reader. I really screwed up because I saw one of the coolest interactive exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum a few weeks ago and I kept thinking, “must post FAILE today, must post.” And it just slipped and slipped my mind, until…well now the exhibit is closed. So, while you can’t actually GO to this one, I luckily took tons of photos for you to check out.


FAILE is “a Brooklyn-based collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, [that’s meant to raise] questions about our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions, and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art, and popular culture.” 

The multi-part exhibit featured a modern day temple, massive works of collage, a black light poster room, and a video game and pinball machine room with working machines (my favorite), all designed by the duo.

The doors to the temple remain open for everyone to walk in and explore.
The outer walls of the Temple, originally installed in Praca dos Restauradores in Portugal are adorned with words like “Savage” and “Perfect”.


Think what you will of this horse, he seems like an interesting dude to worship.
All of the pinball and video games were related to FAILE street art.
This entire room was adorned with blacklight posters.



An encompassing view of the impressive black light gallery
An encompassing view of the impressive black light gallery

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