Museums in the Servise of Gambling or Gambling in the Service of Museums

written by  Željko Kipke


If you like gambling, do you also like art? What I’m asking is how deep are the connections between games of chance and museum vaults storing rare objects, paintings and bizarre concepts? There is no doubt that connections can be established between anything and everything  just as easily as they can be dismissed when it comes to any particular or unusual combination. By forsaking their right to the bizarre, humans are forsaking an immense area, they are forsaking their right to err, to delude themselves, to believe in utopias. It is well known that shaky foundations, phantasms or wild ideas are real adrenalin boosts. They urge individuals to undertake fascinating adventures and become increasingly active.