The internet can be a crucible for both cruelty and the complexities of trying to counter it. What if we let the heroes stay dead?
Marina Abramović Falls Asleep During Restaging of “The Artist is Present”
Attendants first thought the snooze was part of the performance, until they heard the artist audibly snore.
Marina Abramović Will Restage “The Artist Is Present” to Raise Funds For Ukraine
Abramović is auctioning two opportunities to restage “The Artist Is Present,” with all funds going to a nonprofit assisting in aid efforts.
Marina Abramović Enhances Her Brand
Abramović’s interests lie more with perpetuating herself as a product than with what she actually expresses through her art.
Livestreams and Spirit in a Time of Pestilence
The emergence of spiritual circles online in the face of COVID-19 strikes me as the opposite of viral — a place to be still in the face of viral turbulence on the streets and in the air, and viral turbulence on social media and the broader internet.
Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year
Artistic allusions to rising waters can be found across the Venice Biennale this year, and they strike home with a particular power given the ongoing destruction of the natural world.
Catholics Pray and Dancers Protest Unfair Wages at Marina Abramović Exhibition in Poland
An unholy alliance has formed between Catholics protesting debunked conspiracy theories linking Abramović to Satanism, and the Polish dance community, who have been complaining of mistreatment and unfair wages leading up to her career retrospective The Cleaner.
Mockumentary Series Documentary Now! Makes a Brilliant Parody of Marina Abramović
Tonight’s episode, “Waiting for the Artist,” is the perfect introduction to this odd and wonderful show.
A Novel Inspired by Marina Abramović Falls Short of Expectations
Heather Rose’s novel The Museum of Modern Love takes the events of Abramović’s The Artist Is Present to show how art influences our lives, but in many ways, the writing leaves the reader with a sense of dissatisfaction.
Marina Abramović Assaulted by Man Who Says He Did It for Art’s Sake
Abramović was leaving a book-signing event when her assailant approached with a self-made portrait of the performance artist, suddenly smashing it over her head.
Marina Abramović Says Ugly Things But Draws Cute Ducklings
The Serbian performance artist reimagines The Ugly Duckling, the classic children’s book by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Artist Is Pissed: Marina Abramović Responds to the Post
Marina Abramović responds to a New York Post story questioning what she has done with the $2.2M she raised to build her institute.