Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic by Marco Anelli to Be Published by Aperture

December 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Photography

NEW YORK, NY.- After becoming an internet sensation, Marco Anelli’s powerful portraits of sitters in the historic 2010 Marina Abramovic performance at the Museum of Modern Art are now collected and available in their entirety in the Aperture monograph, Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic. The centerpiece of The Artist is Present, the landmark retrospective of this pioneer of performance art’s oeuvre, was Abramovic herself, who sat silently in the museum’s atrium inviting visitors to take a seat across [...]

Imagine Peace: Thai Exhibit on Political Crisis

July 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Art Events & Exhibitions

BANGKOK (AP).- On one wall hangs a giant Thai flag torn in half but stitched up with a zipper. Nearby is a poster-sized news photograph of smoke mushrooming out of a Bangkok shopping mall, the gray cloud outlined by a skull. Out of Thailand’s bloody political turmoil that ended in mid-May, an art exhibit has emerged called “Imagine Peace.” Eighty artists have contributed works that include a rendition of the anti-government protesters’ rubber tire barricade — which sealed off parts [...]

MoMA Asks Visitors to Leave After Touching Nude Performers

April 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Art Events & Exhibitions

NEW YORK, NY.- Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are touching nude performers. The performers featured in Marina Abramovic’s new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons. The museum acknowledges that it has had problems with some visitors touching the live art. It is declining to talk about specific cases, but says visitors caught doing it are escorted out. The [...]