Marina Abramovic

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MIAMI BEACH — “There’s a lot of product going on here,” I heard a woman say into her cell phone at the mega-art fair Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. Indeed, $3 billion worth of art is being offered for sale this year, according to the event’s organizers.

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MIAMI BEACH — Unsurprisingly, the best expression of the cognitive dissonance I’m once again feeling — living simultaneously in the real world and the art world, which feel so frustratingly far apart — comes in the form of a tweet.

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As might be expected, Marina Abramović’s new performance event at the Sean Kelly gallery, Generator, has attracted a healthy level of press coverage that is concomitant with her reputation.

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What would a museum of movies’ best artworks contain? The paintings slashed and splashed by The Joker (Jack Nicholson) in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989)? Bill Johnson’s (Jeff Daniels) Monet-meets-Thiebaud painting of Betty Parker (Joan Allen) reclining on his diner counter in Pleasantville (1998)? These and many more are collected on Art in Film.

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In Brief

The Puppy Is Present

by Claire Voon on August 19, 2014

The bone-weary artist, Marina Abramopug

The canine is present for this summer’s most radical piece of performance art, an homage to one pup-ular retrospective held at the the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.

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Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović woke up in the middle of the night having entirely reimagined her then-upcoming exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.

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Marina Abramović meditation piece in 'The Temptation of AA Bronson' at the Witte de With, Rotterdam, Sept. 2013–Jan. 2014

When I read about Marina Abramović’s volunteer advertisement on the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) website last week, it got me thinking about how many arts nonprofits employ the law to their benefit, and many times against an ethical grain.

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Marina Abramovic

Good news: the Marina Abramović Institute is hiring! Bad news: all four positions listed in this fresh New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) ad are unpaid — ahem, volunteer. They’re probably great “opportunities,” though, right?

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First, there was the dance of death with Jay Z. Next was the confusing collaboration with Lady Gaga. Now, the grandmother of performance art has moved on to bigger and better brands things. Yes, for reasons unbeknownst to just about everyone, Marina Abramović has teamed up with Adidas to make a commercial short film about teamwork.

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LONDON — There are countless ways to spend a damp gray morning in London. In the name of art, I’ve decided to make my way up to “512 Hours,” the new performance by Marina Abramović at the Serpentine Gallery.

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