Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

A dynamic new exhibit at MoMA recreates the performance art queen’s most memorable pieces. Just be careful not to step on the nude models’ toes. VIEW OUR NSFW GALLERY.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Relation in Time.

Originally performed at 1977 for 17 hours at Studio G7, Bologna Still from 16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound). 50:33 min. Reperformed continuously in shifts throughout the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA, March 14-May 31, 2010

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Breathing in/Breathing out.

First performed in 1977 for 19 minutes at the Student Cultural Center, Belgrade 16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound). 10:26 min.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Imponderabilia.

Originally performed in 1977 for 90 min. Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna Still from 16mm film transferred to video (black and white, sound). 52:16 min. Reperformed continuously in shifts throughout the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA, March 14-May 31, 2010

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Rest Energy.

Performed in August 1980 for four minutes at ROSC’80, National Gallery of Ireland Production image (black and white) for 16mm film transferred to video (color, sound). 47 min.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Point of Contact.

Originally performed in 1980 for one hour at De Appel Gallery, Amsterdam Production image (black and white) for 16mm film transferred to video (color, silent). 19:06 min. Reperformed continuously in shifts throughout the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA, March 14-May 31, 2010

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Balkan Baroque.

Performed in 1997 for four days, six hours each day at the 47th Venice Biennale Three-channel video (color, sound), copper sinks and tub filled with black water, bucket, soap, metal brush, dress stained with blood. 24:47 min. Original installation view

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Luminosity.

Originally performed in 1997 for two hours at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. 1997 Still from video (color, sound). 4:45 min. Reperformed continuously throughout the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA, March 14-May 31, 2010.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Great Wall Walk. 1988/2010.

Originally performed for 90 days along The Great Wall of China 16mm film (color, silent) transferred to two-channel video. 16:45 min.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Nude with Skeleton. 2002-05

Black-and-white photograph. 50 x 80¼" (125 x 145 cm) Reperformed continuously in shifts throughout the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present at MoMA, March 14-May 31, 2010.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The House with the Ocean View.

Performed in 2002 for 12 days at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York Three-channel video with props (color, sound). Duration variable Photo: Attilio Maranzano.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Balkan Erotic Epic. 2005

Four-channel video (color, sound). 21:36 min. Photo: Attilio Maranzano.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Seven Easy Pieces.

Performed in 2005 for seven consecutive days for seven hours each day at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Seven-channel video (color, sound). seven hours Day six: Marina Abramović, Lips of Thomas, originally performed for two hours in 1975 at Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck Photo: Attilio Maranzano.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Holding Milk (The Kitchen Series). 2009

Still from video (color, sound). 12:43 min.

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Portrait with Flowers. 2009

Black-and-white gelatin silver print; photo: Marco Anelli

© 2010 Marina Abramović. Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Portrait with Firewood. 2009

Black-and-white digital print. Photo: Marco Anelli