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Last Day for Marina Abramovic at MoMA – “The Artist is Present” to End Monday 31 May 2010 at 5pm

Posted by the editors on Monday, 31 May 2010

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Marina Abramovic in the MoMA atrium. In her performance piece “The Artist Is Present,” visitors sit in a chair silently facing her.

Holland Cotter has written an interesting article entitled “700-Hour Silent Opera Reaches Finale at MoMA” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at Marina Abramovic’s 700 hour silent performance entitled “The Artist is Present” at MoMA in New York City.  In fact, Abramovic’s 700 hour silent chair sitting is only one part of the exhibition which includes videos of some of her past performances and, perhaps more disputably, restagings of previous performances using, this time, actors instead of Ms. Abramovic and her one-time partner Uwe Laysiepen.

The article includes a slide show, here, and a video interview with Ms. Abramovic, here.  Daily live feed of Ms. Abramovic’s performance on the official MoMA site, here.  Portraits of the more than 1325 participating visitors (of the reportedly 600,000 who saw the exhibition) on Flickr, here.

See all the Nothing is Invisible posts on Marina Abramovic, here

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Marina Abramovic, “The Artist is Present” in Its Last Week, Still Touching Chords

Posted by the editors on Monday, 24 May 2010

Photo Marco Anelli/MoMA/The New York Times

Marina Abramovic in “The Artist is Present” , in its last week at MoMA in New York City

Arthur C. Danto, Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University, and art critic for The Nation from 1984 to 2009, has written an very good article entitled “Sitting With Marina” in the Opinionator section of The New York Times (online) looking, once again, at performance art, in general, and, most particularly, at Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present”, in its last week at MoMA in New York City.  Fascinating, thoughtful.

The article includes 15 photos by Marco Anelli taken of visitors/participants in the work, including, of  course, the above photo of Abramovic herself.  All of Anelli’s photos of all of the participating public (almost 1200 photos when we last looked) are viewable on MoMA’s Flickr feed, here.

Make sure to read the readers’ comments following Danto’s article, as well.

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Performance Art: More on Marina Abramovic

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 20 March 2010

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

In a not too tangential follow-up to our previous post “Performance Art.  Money.  Ownership.” we link to Michael Kennedy’s article entitled “Who’s Afraid of Marina?” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online), on MoMA’s show covering decades of Marina Abramovic’s audacious pioneering work, including Abramovic, herself, performing the title work “The Artist is Present”.  In the end, the nudity, blood, and graphic shock factor don’t seem to have the same effect on museum-goers as they did in the past.  Jaded?  More open-minded?  What’s your take on it?

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