The Lady In Blue Meets The Lady In Red

"The lady clad in bright red silk was having her picture taken from every angle around Abramovic's performance. It was spectacular."

C-Monster has an awesome photoset and a firsthand account of experiencing Marina Abramovic's MoMA performance, The Artist Is Present. She touches on the intensity of the line, and the realization that the artist is making you sit and wait, possibly for hours, too, and how the entire atrium is transformed around the silent artist. When all is said and done, thousands of people will have projected their own experiences and "performances" onto Abramovic; it's an aspect of the piece I hadn't considered before.

This is my favorite of C-Mo's shots, though, because it so perfectly captures the idea of an individual with her own strategy using the media to insert herself into Abramovic's piece.

This is interesting me right now for other reasons, which may be why it caught my eye.

Photo Diary: Marina Abramovic at MoMA. []

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