Sunday, October 3, 2010

We, the audience by Danielle Hurd

I love getting art recommendations from non-art history majors. I find it fascinating to see what people who don't study art all day really like. One such culturally savvy friend recently directed me to this article. It is a review of the (I think) fabulous Marian Abramovic installation that took place in the MOMA in the spring. Check it out, it's a quick read and a great overview of her work.

My questions are threefold: 1) Do you like the piece? 2) What would you have done if you had been face-to-face with Marina? 3) Are there any recent exhibitions/installations/events that you would have loved to see but just didn't have the $$ for?

P.S. My answers are as follows: 1) Yes, obviously. 2) I think I would have sat done and gotten up pretty quickly because: I am not that patient, I still have problems sitting still, and I would want to give others a turn. I would probably just say "thank you" and leave. 3) I kick myself everyday that I didn't do an impromptu fly-away to see Christo and Jeanne-Claude's The Gates. Next time.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Yes, I think it is interesting.
    2. I don't think I would have gotten up the courage to sit down with her, if I did - I probably would have been really quick, I imagine it being a quite intimidating experience, being under the heavy lights, face to face with the artist, and with everyone watching - I wouldn't know how to react, and I think I would want the experience over quickly. However, I think I could have sat and watched for hours.
    3. Many! I really wanted to see the Picasso exhibition at the Met this past Spring. I would love to see the AbEx exhibition at the MOMA right now - and there is an exhibition of women Pop artists that will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum this Fall that I would love to see.