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01.03.13 Marina Galperina

New York artist Man Bartlett never got to sit with diva Marina Abramović at her MoMA The Artist Is Present performance and look longingly into her eyes and have an awakening and cry and I did but don’t be mad though because… You too can own a piece of Marina! It’s only a penny! No, wait, it’s $120. “It’s somewhere in […]

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06.13.12 Marina Galperina

“Oh, God. And I am alone as you could be. I am plenty lonely in hotel rooms.” […]

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12.28.10 Marina Galperina

If you sat across Marina Abramović at the MoMA for The Artist is Present, your face is going to be published in Aperture’s new book of Marco Anelli’s photographs. Count on Pablo Blancas, the doppleganger, the crasher, that chick that kind of looks like Olivia Wilde and you, if you were hot, teary, consistent or VIP […]

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06.14.10 Marina Galperina

MoMA has aggregated some nifty data graphs on Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present” sitters. With 21 sitters per day and 21 minutes per sitter per day on average, when you look at it as a bar graph, those who hogged the seat all day really look like they’re giving the finger to everybody else. […]

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06.07.10 Marina Galperina

Marina Abramović‘s MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach had a bit of a freak-out at the fancy-shmancy post-exhibit gala last week and, instead of reading his speech, broke down into declarations of 20 years worth of unrequited love and told everyone that Marina Abramović can’t see without her glasses. Does that mean she didn’t see her thousands […]

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06.02.10 Marina Galperina

On Monday, Marina Abramović ended her 736.5 hours performance in a swirl of adoration, barf and flashing (by filmmaker Josephine Decker). […]

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06.01.10 Marina Galperina

Marina Abramović concluded MoMA performance yesterday at 5pm after 700 hours of staring into the dewy eyes of 1,500 people, one insta-fan at a time. The few last show-hijackers went all out. One sitter pulled her breezy white sun dress right off across from a stoic Abramović, then got bum rushed by the guards. One […]

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05.27.10 Marina Galperina

Marina Abramović’s chair Tweets, tattles. […]

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05.25.10 Marina Galperina

A performance artist talks about recreating Marina Abramović’s nude works at the MoMA for three months: that skull is heavy as hell, the fondling wasn’t “horrific,” and everyone just wanted to keep Marina happy, happy, happy. […]

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05.13.10 Marina Galperina

Yes, there is a VIPs list for MoMA’s “The Artist is Present” to sit with Marina Abramović. And if you don’t get there before the museum opens to stand in line, chances of sitting are slim and random. In fact, it’s a mob scene. […]

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