In case you’re one of the holdouts not yet convinced the Idiocracy is upon is, here’s a little story for you.

Seventeen-Year-Old TJ Khayatan placed a pair of glasses on the gallery floor of San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art to test patron’s responses.

And well… yeah…

According to The Independent:

Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece. “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan told BuzzFeed. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.” “We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.” To test out the theory that people will stare at, and try and artistically interpret, anything if it’s in a gallery setting, Khayatan set a pair of glasses down and walked away. Soon, people began to surround them, maintaining a safe distance from the ‘artwork’ and several of them taking pictures.

Everything is art. Nothing is art. Art is everywhere. Perception is art. Emotion defines art. Beauty is everywhere, even in the small things. People are dumb. We’re so doomed. All of the above. The museum had a good sense of humor about the whole ordeal.

“Some may interpret it as a joke, some might find great spiritual meaning in it. At the end of the day, I see it as a pleasure for open-minded people and imaginative minds,” Khayatan said.

I made some art too. Homely, blogger, art.

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[Featured image from this prankster tweet]

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