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think marina abramovic is a bit shit
don't know how i could confirm this though
I guess you could confirm it by reading writing on Marina Abramović by people who actually like/know about art?
Problem is that I like art enough to know who marina abramovic is but not enough to want to read anybody writing about her work. I'm in the sweet spot where I can just sneer at people and I like it a lot thanks very much
she seems to be almost universally loved for some reason.
She's certainly no Louise Bourgeois!
Most of them are DiSers. Feel free to guess which ones...
Don't know anything about this woman but that is a FUNNY blog.
the aim of the game is to sit opposite some old bird for a few minutes and make yourself cry?
it's not a patch on Bullseye is it, come on.
Get with the times.
On arrival, visitors will both literally and metaphorically leave their baggage behind in order to enter the exhibition
Won't go though
It was insane and brilliant
Which led to much speculation and, erm, some diagrams: http://nymag.com/arts/art/features/66163/
as I imagine they'll be loads of people queuing at the beginning.
Read the last two paragraphs: http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/artist-present
Like, she must be an absolute chancer charlatan yeah? I'm not sure I want to live in a world where there's actually something profound I'm missing about it.
Keeps a small niche of oddballs immensely happy but doesn't overlap with the rest of the world often enough to be worth worrying about.
you bunch of phioistines
“There are no objects and no art works on the wall but there will be props like tables beds chairs and platforms etc and the public will be her living material which she is going to interact with 8 hours a day.”
If I turned up and got in the bed and just went to sleep. Would this be allowed? Would part of the 'interaction' be getting tucked in?
can't remember which london gallery/museum it was but there was one who sat really still and would then jump out at anyone who did a double take to see if he was a statue....properly got my nan he did
Having studied Abramovic's oeuvre in-depth over the period of at least 15 minutes, I can conclude that it takes the form of the worst sort of bourgeois individualism.
I don't seem to really get art beyond a really superficial appreciation but that clip of her doing the table thing and getting visited by her ex who she'd not seen in years was quite affecting. But I am hopelessly sentimental.
to measure the exact distance exhibit-goers' heads are up their own arses before being allowed entry into the gallery.
...does sound like shes going to have her arm stuck between 2 boulders.
Will she have a penknife ?
saying "Nothing to see here, move along"
a massive stinking guff. See how she deals with that.
I loved her early work from the 70s. She is actually an incredible performance artist.
On arrival, visitors will both literally and metaphorically leave their baggage behind in order to enter the exhibition: bags, jackets, electronic equipment, watches and cameras may not accompany them.
and David Blaine?
Which Theostine should be my plus-one and liveblog this to the DiS masses?
I’m thinking maybe barleysugar or LostMoyes?
I wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with.
I would apologise but it's Hatfood.
Thought it was a weird BDSM relationship you had there.
It was really good. DiSers will love it I think. I mean look, even journos from the poxy Telegraph are absolutely racking up the Indie Points:
“Everyone in the gallery seemed blissfully happy but what I was seeing is what I imagine the open ward of a mental hospital in which the inmates have been heavily sedated must be like. The combination of the long wait in the queue and the atmosphere of soporific peace and quiet presided over by the commanding mother figure, had reduced everyone I saw to happy zombies.
Except me. It took me exactly 30 seconds to realise that I live in a parallel universe to all the people around me. Whenever I’m on a train or aeroplane and the captain tells us all to sit back and relax I long to reply that I’ve spent my entire life trying not to relax and I’m not about to start now. I hated every second I spent in this show. I longed to escape and can’t tell you what relief I felt on emerging from it into a world of light and air where people walked and talked normally, where they checked their iPhone, raced for the bus and had deadlines to meet.”
but essentially there are three rooms with different mundane activities/tasks (which I think vary throughout) - I was ushered towards doing one by an assistant, which I did, and then had chats about the others with Abramovic herself who was lovely.
On the one hand it's an exploration of "mindfulness"/experiencing the present/suspension of disbelief, etc, but I found it a much more interesting exploration of conformity and compliance. You're being asked to do silly and pointless things, but when 150 people around you are all doing them without question, then not doing them actually becomes quite challenging and feels confrontational.