Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mark Byrne-Marina Abramovic-Red Velvet Rope

The article discusses the various negative criticisms that Abramovic has received about her latest piece at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. There was a man who claimed to have waited in line for nearly eight hours multiple times just to experience her piece. Bjork as well as her family were allowed to skip a large portion of the line, which made it hard for nearly anyone of the public sector to view the piece that day, even though many had waited in line to do so. The problem was supposedly addressed by the MOMA staff, and VIP viewing of the performance was taken away to nearly everyone. The only VIP was marisa tomei who skipped the line on the closing date of the performance, and viewed the piece before the museum opened. I believe that the museum does need to take things like these into consideration when having a piece on view in their museum.

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