The Broodthaers Society of America is pleased to host MBnb, an integrated live/work venture where the small “b” stands for business. Adjacent to the Archive and Reading Room of the Broodthaers Society of America, MBnb comprises the parlor floor in a 125-year-old brownstone located in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem, New York.
The parlor floor is a legally zoned commercial space that can be used for mounting art exhibitions, launching design prototypes, or conducting private business by appointment in New York City.
Adjoining private space includes garden views, a daybed, and a full bath. The entire venue can be booked through the same AIRBNB PORTAL
as the original MBnb. In compliance with New York City hospitality law, there is a minimum stay of thirty days.
Guests of the original MBnb, launched in 2015, gave it a five-star rating for overall convenience, comfort, service, and connectivity. Travel to and from the new MBnb is available via public transit, taxi, or ride sharing and is convenient from all New York-area airports.
MBnb is an ongoing artwork influenced by the great Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers. It was conceived, in part, to explore what it might mean to "sell something and succeed in life” in what is euphemistically referred to as the sharing economy, fifty years after Broodthaers uttered those doomed, aspirational words.
It would seem that "sharing" is as dubious a concept in our time as "success" was in Marcel Broodthaers'.
Broodthaers Society of America
520 West 143rd Street
1/A/B/C/D to 145th Street
New York, NY 10031