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Marina Abramovic's Artist Manifesto At MOCA Gala 2011 (VIDEO)

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First Posted: 12/20/11 03:16 PM ET Updated: 12/20/11 03:16 PM ET

This year's MOCA Gala 2011 was a night to remember. There were living human heads propped on serving platters, eyeing guests as they ate. There were naked people sprawled across tables as the main dish. There was Debbie Harry singing alongside Marina Abramovic in a lab coat. Even in a time where most seasoned partygoers seem shocked by nothing, this spectacle made everyone involved and uncomfortable.

Hear Abramovic speak on behalf of the evening's importance, not as just a bizarre spectacle but as a crucial ritual of the art world, one that has persisted throughout history. Get a behind the scenes look at the Gala and the performers and watch them get into character for the evening's... unfamiliar flavor.

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