Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic is a performance artist based in New York. She recently did a performance piece sitting silently in a gallery. Random people sit across from her, staring. A lot of them started crying for no reason at all.

Wikipedia: "From 14 March to 31 May 2010 a major retrospective and performance recreation was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. It was the biggest exhibition of performance art that the MoMA has put on in its history.[19]During the run of the exhibition, Abramović performed "The Artist is Present" a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat immobile, while spectators were invited to take turns sitting opposite her. A support group, "Sitting with Marina" has been established on facebook[20]. In late May, a Twitter account (@marinaschair) was established personifying the chair used for the entirety of her performance".

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