Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present March 14–May 31. MoMA.

The artist is presentThis performance piece by performance artist, Marina Abramović, “The Artist is Present,” actually brought tears to my eyes.  When it was performed, hundreds of people waited in line to just sit in front of her and look. Marina did not get up for eight hours each day during a span of 720 hours.  

At one point, her former lover, Ulay, who she hadn’t seen in years, comes to sit down in front of her. It is one of the most dramatic moments in the piece.  I was surprised at my reaction.

But then, I wasn’t.

I’m in Michigan selling cigars.

You must watch the video.  What is your reaction?


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