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
This past Sunday, Rufus Wainwright debuted his opera “Prima Donna” at BAM to mixed reviews. The party was undoubtedly good, though, and as The Times‘ Thursday Styles reports, Marina Abramovic was among the many boldfaced names to attend the premiere.
“I’m speechless,” said Ryan Estep, a visitor at the opening of “The Illusion of Democracy,” Charles Atlas’s show at Luhring Augustine Friday night. Mr. Estep was standing in front of Plato’s Alley, a 2008 video work by Mr. Atlas, comprised of a black and white projection of a grid of rapidly flashing numbers. The video was cast across several walls of a nook in the gallery the size of a small bedroom. An artist and art handler who works at a Chelsea gallery and lives in Bushwick, Mr. Estep was one of the first visitors to the show. He seemed mesmerized. “Things are coming toward me and receding. I’m blown away.”
Performance artist grand dame Marina Abramovic got it into her head to throw a “silent” party in Sundance and wouldn’t you know it but the thing turned out to be quite the shindig. New York‘s Jada Yuan reports!
Everyone wore white lab coats and noise-canceling headphones. After an hour, the headphones came off.
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