Robert Wilson’s Marina Abramovic Opera Coming to New York, Holy Shit!

February 19, 2013 | Marina Galperina

Coming this year to the New York Park Avenue Armory… Gigantic lines! Hysterical art peoples! Sexual bartering on Craigslist!

New York’s most avant garde still-so-hotshot theater director extraordinaire Robert Wilson is back. The US premiere of his opera/collaborative project “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović” — the most famous living performance artist — will take place in the Armory’s drill hall this year. Willem Dafoe, seen here rasping-singing on his knees mournfully below a stoically reclining Abramović, will perform. Also, Antony Hegarty (of the band Antony and the Johnsons, although screw that, looks like he’s successfully crossed over to the royal court of the Art World, right be the Queen’s own side) will perform, seen below singing like the alien angel that he is, next to a stoically sitting Abramović. She knows a thing or two about being really stoic for a really long time.

Get ready to do some favors.