Bedtime Stories

Curated by Maurizio Cattelan

New Museum
May 14th 2020 — Jun 30th 2020

Maurizio Cattelan conceived "Bedtime Stories" as a digital audio series in which artists, writers, and other cultural figures read aloud from texts of their choosing. Intended to counter socially isolating measures necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis, the project lives online as a digital initiative hosted by the New Museum. Episodes debut nightly from mid-May through June 2020.

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Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book – a sentence, passage, chapter, or more – to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. Some chose to read existing works, others to read their own writings, still others to create impromptu performances. Whether drawn from memory, imagination, or cherished volumes kept close at hand, the recordings by artists were captured quickly in an unfiltered fashion on phones or laptops in their homes or studios around the world.

Maurizio Cattelan. Courtey of the New Museum.