Artist Smuggles Golden Cockroaches into Museums Around the World
Hungarian designer and visual artist Miklós Kiss, has been smuggling swarms of 14-carat gold-plated bronze cockroaches into museums and museum shops across Europe and the US as part of a guerrilla art project titled "Goldenroach". The roach as a carrier of the message is not a random choice, and naturally the used material itself has multiple symbolic values. Kiss explains, "The young artist gets into the sanctuary of visual arts like a cockroach. The roach is one of the most disgusting insects, which is capable of getting inside anything, and also earned a doubled fame in public awareness by its imperishability."