Thursday, March 11, 2010

Marina Abramovic Performances Coming to MoMA and Times Square

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:42 AM

On Sunday, legendary Serbian-Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic (who has a sweet Soho apartment, btw) opens two major shows in Midtown: her retrospective The Artist Is Present at MoMA (through May 31) and Three Historic Films to be shown by Creative Time on the MTV screen in Times Square through April 14. The former involves re-enactments of her seminal works by other performance artists and an original piece in which Abramovic will sit and talk with one museum-goer at a time in the MoMA atrium during business hours; the latter will feature videos of three Abramovic performances: Light/Dark (1977), Rest Energy (excerpt below, 1980), Dissolution (1997).

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