“Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present is really interesting now that we understand what is happening” posted from: The Citrus Report | Art, Culture, News, Graffiti, Music, Street Art, Clothing, Politics, Reviews
Didn’t quite understand what Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present was all about, except that it was all the craze at the MoMA for the past few weeks. Now we get it. For seven hours + a day, six days a week, Marina Abramović sits in a chair as person by person sits across from her and stares back. No one can move, motion, or make noises. You just sit there. Staring at an artist. And its sort of bugged out to think that people would wait in line, but its seems like something we may sit in line to do.
The show goes until May 31st.
Here are the crazy portraits from the performance.
As the MoMA describes, “In an endeavor to transmit the presence of the artist and make her historical performances accessible to a larger audience, the exhibition includes the first live re-performances of Abramović’s works by other people ever to be undertaken in a museum setting. In addition, a new, original work performed by Abramović will mark the longest duration of time that she has performed a single solo piece.”