RJ Rushmore. Snark Park, Hudson Yards, Manhattan (2019). Photo: RJ Rushmore for Hyperallergic.
On a lazy Sunday earlier this month, I visited a selfie space. Snark Park, a project of Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen, and Ben Porto's design group, Snarkitecture, opened last month inside the new mall at Hudson Yards. Featuring a temporary installation of Instagram-friendly backdrops, New York City's latest tourist destination designed for taking photos of yourself largely follows the model of the Museum of Ice Cream and Refinery29's "interactive funhouse," 29Rooms. Except that, in this latest iteration, critically-acclaimed artists are steering the ship.