Friday, February 12, 2010
Marina Abramovic: The Energy Blanket from More Art
Everyone knows that Marina Abramovic has been the ultimate performance artist in contemporary art. Her deeply moving and controversial works of endurance and self examination have been known to bring people to tears. A performance, The House with an Ocean View,(where she lived and fasted on a special stage that she didn't leave for 12 days) at Sean Kelly Gallery was so popular that it was imitated by an actor on a Sex and the City episode. More Art, a non-profit outreach organization is producing The Energy Blanket by Abramovic to coincide with her upcoming career retrospective, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present at MoMA. This seems like the perfect affordable gift of art to give right now in this dark time of winter when we need some healing. It comes with instructions and an outline of Abramovic's body on the blanket with drawn points to receive energy from the magnets provided.