Marina Abramovic – The Artist Is Present

Posted by The G on May 11, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Marina Abramovic (on the left) in an all day staring contest at MOMA.

Yugoslavian artist Marina Abramovic is currently starring in an exhibition of her work at New York’s Museum of Modern Art entitled “The Artist Is Present.”  The exhibit spans 40 years of Abramovic’s career from photography and video installations to live performance art. The performances are definitely interesting as there are about 5 people in the exhibit that are completely naked.  Most stand expressionless and the ones that do look right into your eyes (as you are inevitably staring at their private parts).  There is one part in the exhibit where a naked man and woman are standing in very close proximity to each other and the only way you can enter the next room is to walk through them.  Cameras and cheap feels are not allowed in this exhibit that has to be seen to be fully understood.  It definitely gave me some interesting food for thought and I am sure it will do the same for you. On the ground floor of the museum, the artist sits in the atrium sitting totally still staring into the eyes of another person seated across from her.  Again, not the most profound installation you’ll ever see, but certainly interesting. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2010.

Marina Abramovic - The Artist Is Present now at MOMA through May 31, 2010.

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  • Gail said,

    This exhibit was not really my thing, but was definitely worth experiencing for free.