Trash is art is trash is art is trash. An art installation at a gallery in Italy was mistakenly thrown out because it had the overall aura of being trash.

The art installation piece—which was done by Goldschmied & Chiari for Italy’s Museion gallery—reimagines a post-party dance floor with Champagne bottles and decor strewn about. It’s titled, “Where Are We Going to Dance Tonight?” It’s trash.

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Unfortunately, the cleaning crew failed to see the trash art for what it was, nor did they appreciate all the contextual layers and post-modernist statements, so they threw it away.

Mashable reports:

The work is only visible when the museum is closed, after dark, so viewers can get the full effect of the aftermath of a wild party.

That seems like a problem. Here’s a snapshot of the installation:

The gallery posted a note on Facebook stating that the piece will be reinstalled.

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A totally new cleaning crew will throw it out again in several days.


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