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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

If you are in NYC, you must check out Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at the MoMA. This retrospective of Marina's work includes her collaborative work with Ulay. Marina and Ulay performed together for 12 years. I was told that they had not spoken until the opening day of this retrospective when he showed up to confront her about this performance. I should do some fact checking on that statement, but what an incredible pair. I was completely in awe of the entire exhibition. There were pieces I knew, like Imponderablilia, show here:
Photo credit: Huffington Post 
but mostly I was experiencing these performances (re-enactments) for the first time. Marina hired 39 performers to reenactment 5 pieces. Just incredible.

Watch The Artist Is Present live here during museum hours.

Marina Abramović will be performing The Artist Is Present March 14–May 31, 2010

To learn more, check out these great resources:

Fear Factor, Judith Thurman for The New Yorker 

MoMA page with interviews and commentary

Wikipedia: Marina Abramović

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