Day 1, Portrait 3

5 min.

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marco Anelli


  • Greg Headley PRO 5y

    Ulay! To have seen this moment in person must have been amazing and very moving.
  • Jason Sanders PRO 5y

    Can not even imagine.
  • Jules Andre-Brown PRO 5y

    YUP! Pretty amazing moment.
  • NYCandre PRO 5y

    At some point she broke down, breaking her own rules, reached and held his hands in a gesture of reconciliation. Later on the table was removed, and towards the end the waiting line for the sittings were better organized - many other subtle changes, so much the better, the nuances of communications were more subtle too but just as powerful as related and illustrated there (please scroll down)
    Marina Abramovic present-ing at the MoMA by NYCandre

    The sequencing is interesting too, with Ulay starting the piece and others at the end as described in the link above.
  • mapw1999 5y

    wonderment and glee
    gray is new and well well earned
    distance is removed
  • VirgiltheDarkSlayer 5y

    NYCandre In other words, Marina lost :D, but that is all for a good cause. He was her partner from years ago right? I wonder what were the rules that Marina had when she came up with this project?

    There is one thing that I did not like about the museum, it was that the museum was slowly insinuating it's policies/rules into her art project.
  • NYCandre PRO 5y

    @VIrgil - I would not at all see it as " Marina lost" - more like she was being really honest and present - About rules slowly changing, this was great testimony to the fact that it was an evolving piece - they had some ground rules but still had to modify them as time went on.
    For example the opening lineup was a riot that didn't make sense .. this was attended to towards the end ,as the rules got changed .. .. the special guests (sitting before the Museum opened) thing was abolished rather soon.
  • Mario Carneiro Neto 3y

    Watch the movie. This was a really really really powerful moment.
  • A M A T E U R A M A 3y

    cuanto amor
  • Freyar~ Off on holiday 2y

    i love Ulay!
  • cristina glies 2y

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