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Performance artist Marina Abramović wants to make a movie with provoc-auteur Lars Von Trier because he’s “the most disturbing director in (sic) this planet.” That does pass as flattery. Abramović is putting together an anthology film called Seven Deaths which will chronicle the demise of seven different heroines from famous operas. She wants a different director for each […]

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Performance art diva Marina Abramović has already utilized social platforms such as Kickstarter and Reddit and celebrities like Jay Z and Lady Gaga in order to promote and fund the Marina Abramović Institute, a giant sleek space in Hudson, NY that will “will serve as her legacy and homage to time-based and immaterial art.” And yet, some of us have been surprised at her collaboration with Adidas in “restaging” Work Relation […]

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Tomorrow night, Bushwick Burlesque will bring their Marina Abramovic themed show, “Limitless: A Marina Abramovice Tribute,” to Coney Island. Previously, they debuted the show at Bushwick venue Bizarre, where the group has a monthly show. According to the organizers, The larger idea of the show is not to “burlesque”, “roast”, “mock” or otherwise make fun […]

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Perhaps no other modern composer – Springsteen and Neil Young notwithstanding – has been linked to the events of 9/11 as inescapably as William Basinski. Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops were accidental recordings created in the early hours of that day as he transferred his collection of nearly 30-year-old tape loops to digital media. The aging black […]

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I’m 100% comfortable with this headline. I would have also been comfortable with “Look at Lady Gaga’s Naked Nude Boobs and Other Nude Nakedness and Give Marina Abramović Some Money” and also “Lady Gaga and Marina Abramović Make Hot Mutual Masturbation Video.” Last week at a three-day retreat in upstate New York, Marina instructed Lady Gaga in […]

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Here’s the visual aftermath of the art and rap world colliding when Jay Z recited “Picasso Baby” for hours on end during an invite-only performance at Pace Gallery a few weeks ago. In the video’s intro, Jay Z says this of the relationship he shares with the likes of Marina Abramović and Lawrence Weiner: “We’re […]

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In addition to Marina Abramović’s Kickstarter created in hopes to fund the Marina Abramović Institute, the legendary performance artist has taken to the internet to answer questions from the public in the form of a Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”). The inquiries of supporters and critics seem to cover a broad spectrum of interests, from […]

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Told you. Now, are you going to calm down about the Kickstarter? Marina Abramović does not need your money. Marina Abramović is Jay Z. Also, Marina Abramović is Lady Gaga now. I told you, the Kickstarter for the Marina Abramović Institute dedicated to the performance, preservation, participation of long durational performance art works and marveling at Marina Abramović is NOT ABOUT […]

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Kyle McDonald, an artist working with code has decided to put his own spin on Marina Abramović’s Kickstarter campaign by starting one of his own on GitHub. new project: mutual gaze intervention for marina abramovic. https://t.co/UAHefTLbKN if you're moved to donate leave a comment on the gist! — Kyle McDonald (@kcimc) July 29, 2013 McDonald’s […]

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Today, Marina Abramović — the most (only?) mainstream-famous performance artist in the world and a very, very rich person — launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the Marina Abramović Institute dedicated to the performance, preservation and audience participation of long durational works. $600,000 y’all! Oh, I know. YOU HATE THAT. YOU HATE THAT SO MUCH. Because… […]

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