With great fanfare and bluster, truly in the style of all self-promoters, moshe tabibnia announced the creation of the eponymously named Museum of Antique Textile Arts in Milan (Matam) on Jan. 2, 2009 on his website(moshetabibnia.com).
Two screen shots of moshetabibnia.com taken today Dec. 12, 2013
This supposed momentous event was also ballyhooed in that rag hali, as well as every other place mr tabibnia could reach.
It is now four year later and where is Matam? Nothing but a digital dream.
Has tabibnia, hali, or any of the other nooks and crannys of the textile world where tabibnia made his big announcement bothered to mention the fact this museums creation is about as real as Santa coming down your chimney with a sack-full of brightly wrapped boxes?
Of course the answer is NO. This is not only typical for rugDumB, it is de rigueur. Remember rugDumB is a place where fact and fiction are almost always impossible to tell apart.
As for Matam and moshe tabibnias big plans?
Facts are as follows:
1.the Matam foundation was in reality nothing but tabibnias plan and Romane Zaleski his major customer and backers wallet. There were no other real supporters: Real in the sense of dollars and cents.
2.Mr Zaleski has proven his interests are not with Matam and Milan but rather with Venice and his own plans to open a museum of his voluminous 1500 piece, and so far seemingly not chock full of masterpieces at least in RKs definition, collection.
3.No one, from tabibnia on down, or is it up, has mentioned a word about this.
And although Zaleskis Venice museum/project was supposed to be already opened and it is obviously is not, or you and everyone else would have heard about it shouted from the illusionary tower of that rag hali to tabibnias dead in the water website, which has nothing newer than two year old information on it.
But oh yes it still does have the above proclamations for Matams 2011 opening.
Seems someone should buy moshe a new calendar, after all its almost 2014.