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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Silent Art (Abramovic)

This is a silent party
Silent Party (Sundance 2012) 24 Jan 2012

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012, HBO documentary) 99' IMDb

MOCA Gala 2011: An Artist's Life Manifesto (12 November 2011, Los Angeles) video 4'44"
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (MoMA 14 March - 31 May 2010)
For every day of the run, for every hour that the museum was open, Abramovic sat stoically in a chair in the middle of a squared-off space where museum-goers were invited to sit across from her and look into her eyes -- one at a time, for as long as they wished. Meanwhile, upstairs in the gallery, live performers, many of them nude, recreated works from Abramovic’s 40-year career. The show became a phenomenon, eliciting long lines, attention-hungry scenesters, public weeping, and even a video game. In the process, it made performance art a topic of popular discourse. The show also made Yugoslav-born Abramovic a cover-girl celebrity at the age of 65.

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