Yayoi Kusama: Self Obliteration
photos from my venture to Storm King Art Center
Cortney Norman, 24, Photographer, Brooklyn, NY
The Marina Abramovic Institute seeks to bring together art, science and spirituality. Marina’s retrospective, “The Artist is Present”, at MoMA 2010 reached so many levels of people amongst the general public. For me, the exhibition removed the “elitism” that is typically associated with art today, and allowed visitors to experience a raw reaction and to participate. Seeing how different people responded to the piece was monumental to me. In addition, Marina’s ability to stay consistent and approach each person individually inspired me to take such stability and energy into my daily life. Why MAI? The general public would benefit greatly from having a place to experiment and see first hand how uninhibited connections, reactions, and emotions make a difference in the performance of everyday life. MAI can provide a place of encouragement to discover what is next for art, and place it within a new context to study.
Klaus Biesenbach’s NYC apartment
Highlights from the Venice Biennale, images from Blouin Art Info