07.24.12 @ 18:24♥2
Marina Abramovic was one of the first contemporary artists I learned about in my earliest art history classes years ago — and she’s part of the reason why I fell in love with the art history major. Film Forum was showing her documentary, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, for a limited time and I am so, so glad I was able to see it. Her performances, while ephemeral, were still beautifully recreated within her 2010 MoMA retrospective alongside her largest performance to date (sitting for three months straight during MoMA hours across from museum visitors). The documentary felt emotional and warm — as a viewer I got a wonderful sense of how she is as a person and as an artist. She’s kind, she’s spiritual, and she’s able to endure so much physical and emotional discomfort for her art and audiences. I think I just fell in actual love with Marina Abramovic.