The world now has a Museum of Selfies, and we’ve got mixed feelings

first_imgTake a look around yourself, and you’ll find out just how big a phenomenon selfies are. Everybody is taking them, and we’re sure you are as well. From sporting a duckface to striking poses, we’ve all done a lot for that perfect selfie. And now, this everyday phenomenon is being transformed into art by the Museum of Selfies.Yes, such a place has been conceptualised and will open to the public in Los Angeles, in January 2018!Before you jump the gun and assume that any old selfie will find a place in this museum, hold up. The museum will actually hold art inspired by selfies, photo ops, and spaces created for people to take the perfect selfies for Instagram.Also Read: Selfie-obsessed: 5 sure-shot ways of telling if you’re a narcissistThe co-founders of the museum wanted a space that can be used to think about the role selfies play in our lives. “We definitely want people to laugh or be surprised by the entire exhibit,” co-founder Tommy Honton was quoted as saying by Mashable. “So we have the visual humor where people walk up, and they engage with the space. And we’re hoping they laugh, or they’re surprised, or are amused, and that they can’t help but want to take a picture with it.”advertisement”The relationship between people and art has changed,” co-founder Tair Mamedov was quoted as saying. “Now people don’t want to just be a silent consumer, they want to be a part of the art. There are many more selfies with the Mona Lisa than actual Mona Lisas.”Also Read: Just taking a selfie with your domestic help won’t empower her; these 5 things willSelfies are definitely more engaging, even if they can turn into an addiction sooner or later–especially if you’re more concerned about taking a selfie with a sick or dying patient than caring about them, as has happened on occasion. Despite the many pitfalls of selfies, however, they continue to be a growing obsession with people across the globe.Now that there’s actually a space in the world where selfies will be engaged with on the level of art, we wonder how things will turn out. Going by the tone of the Museum of Selfies’ Instagram account, the future looks quite funny and light hearted.last_img read more