Marina says that unlike theater, in performance "knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real." There is no place to hide and she made it very clear in all her work. The Artist Is Present was just the next stepping stone in how much she could push herself to open.
The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.
The HBO documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present is the story of the preparation and installation for the artist's 20120 retrospective exhibition of the same title at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Marina Abramović has repeatedly said that she is not a feminist. I think that Marina's declarations only mean that she is not a feminist activist, not that she does not believe in women's rights, and I think that that could be seen as a queer statement.
As a rule I find it very interesting to hear opinions that are different from mine, and at times they make me think in a different way. Each issue of Vogue Italia is seen as controversial and I have found it doesn't bother me at all.