The artist was present on April 1, 2013 at the IFC center in New York as artist Marina Abramovic was on hand to talk about one of her favorite films, “The Color Of Pomegranates” (1968) directed by Sergei Parajanov. In the discussion, Marina talked about David Lynch, if movies are art (which you will see below) and she also talked about how the United States feels the need to categorize everything. For example, rather than discuss the works of art in a museum, this country will say “x number of pieces are made by women, x number are made by men and so on.” We are of the same mind when she said that the most important thing and the only thing that should be mentioned is the art itself. Amen, Marina!
Marina Abramovic and Geoffrey Dicker
Great chatting with you Marina and I loved hearing your thoughts!
The artist was present last night (April 1, 2013) at the IFC center in New York as artist Marina Abramovic was on hand to talk about one of her favorite films, “The Color Of Pomegranates” (1968) directed by Sergei Parajanov. In the discussion, Marina talked about David Lynch (which you will see a video of below), if movies are art (which you will see a video of in the coming days, so stay tuned) and she talked about recently being in Hollywood at the Independent Spirit Awards and a reporter asked her “who has the biggest tits in Hollywood?” which Marina says tops her list of the worst question she’s ever been asked. Ha! But when asked about David Lynch, here’s what she said…
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.