If you’ve been following our coverage of Marina Abramovic’s Kickstarter, which hopes to spur construction of a Marina Abramovic Institute for performance art, then you know she could use a little help on the donations front. In fact, with 17 days to go she has not yet raised even 40 percent of the $600,000 she’s asked for from her fans around the world.
I’m no Reddit expert, but it seems like Marina Abramovic did pretty well with her Ask Me Anything, the website’s crowd-sourced interview feature that has questioned everyone from Barack Obama to a founding member of The Presidents of the United States of America (the band).
This past Sunday, MoMA PS1 hosted a talk by Marina Abramovic inside the top-floor post-apocalyptic space designed for “Expo 1” by Adrián Villar Rojas.
Ms. Abramovic began by talking about teaching and her “cleaning the house” workshop: pretty much the performance-art equivalent of boot camp. “You have to go through some training if you want Read More
Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present, a 2012 documentary by Matthew Akers about the artist as she prepared for her very popular exhibition of the same name at MoMA in 2010, is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest award in broadcasting.
Olafur Eliasson’s “Little Sun” will come to Tate Modern. [WSJ]
Marina Abramovic, though she asserts she is not a feminist, will give a talk just for women at Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown festival. [The Guardian]
The ever-enterprising Architectural Digest has just published a post called “The Inquisitive Guest,” for which it asked a variety of art types, like MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach and artists Maurizio Cattelan, Marina Abramovic and George Condo, about their favorite places for viewing art outdoors. Their answers are astounding. Which artist loves the Tuileries in Paris? Who considers Pompeii a sculpture garden? And who could do without art in nature altogether? Read on.
A.O. Scott’s review of the new documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present just went live over at The New York Times. He liked it!
Tonight, Art in the 21st Century, the Peabody Award-winning television series which profiles 13 artists in four hour-long episodes, premieres on PBS at 9:00 p.m. EST. This season, the show—grouped into the episodes “Change,” “Balance,” “History” and “Boundaries”—will feature performance artist Marina Abramovic, art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus, known for its carnivalesque installations (like the one it created for a 2008 exhibition at Deitch Projects), abstract artist Lynda Benglis, whose brightly-colored sculptures in poured latex and foam were exhibited at the New Museum last year, outspoken artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei and Sarah Sze who will represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Speaking with the Huffington Post about her performance institute being built in Hudson, N.Y., Marina Abramović said, “[The institute is meant] really to educate the public and the audience more about performance, to leave as my concept what I’m going to call the Abramović method. In theater there is [the] Stanislavski method, but now in performance, it’s going to be the Abramović method.”
Last night at the Independent, a luscious purple painting by Robert Elfgen caught our eye in Sprüth Magers’ section. Dated 2012, its titled das kritisierte bild, which translates from the German to something like “criticized the picture.” Despite its title, this is no academic exercise. Mr. Elfgen actually shot the fabric painting with an arrow. But he Read More