Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Artist is Present

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘performance art’. I refuse any debate on what is and what isn’t an acceptable form of art because i’m aware its all a matter of perception and opinion. But there is something about Marina Abramović that has succeeded in intriguing me and making me reconsider my view on the validity of this field of art. This documentary explores a culmination of Abramović’s previous works as presented by the Museum of Modern Art where she performed “The Artist is Present”, a 736-hour and 30-minute piece in which she sat silent and motionless while spectators were invited to take a seat directly across from her. Met with her mute gaze, a range of emotions and reflections led to the subsequent blog “Marina Abramović Made Me Cry”.

Anyways, what i’m really saying is, I want to see this.

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June 25, 2012 · 11:21 am