No Rules No Shame

April 3, 2010

Marina Abramovic

Filed under: Art History, Heroes, Love[r]ly, Performance, Photography, Video — norulesnoshame @ 23:31

Just went up to New York, where the weather was gorgeous, and so was the company. We stopped by the MOMA, which has a huge retrospective of Marina Abramovic, who is famous for making the lives of young performance artists hell. I mean, really, Marina. How is anyone supposed to make any hard-hitting art when you’re sitting in one space for 700 hours? We can’t keep up with that! Especially when Jerseylicious is on TV.
The show is extensive- aside from Marina’s stare of death on the first floor, all of her older work is upstairs, including live models hanging out on walls (literally) and crowding doorways. Um, the show is already packed full of people, and now I have to slide between nude ladies just to get to the next room? (Just kidding. That was an exciting moment for an art history nerd. I almost couldn’t do it. Lissa ran through giddy with excitement).
It’s totally worth a visit, so if you’re in the area, go. (By the way, the Kentridge show is just as exciting, inspiring and overwhelming. Burton’s show is cool for the nostalgia factor and awesome drawings, but packed and feels like a curiousity shoppe.)

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