“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
Jay Z goes all Marina Abramovic for his 6 hours live performance of Picasso Baby
It’s not an original idea, Marina Abramovic did it before, performing and interacting with the visitors (and, actually, Jay Z had her blessing for this revisitation of her idea…), nevertheless it’s beautiful to see one of the main hip pop artist of our time, who is used to sing for so many people in his shows, to actually perform for one person at the time. And even more beautiful than that it’s thinking that many of those performances were directed to artists themselves, were they writers, actors, filmakers, dancers, musicians… It’s the phisical representation of music talking to other forms of art, the idea that art is one and the same, that inspiration and ideas flow from one medium to the other without barriers.
“The Pinks” explores the cultural and social implications of color and how the predefined notions that accompany these perceptions can alter one’s identity and subsequent world view. By incorporating either hyper-masculinized or historically infamous figures, Scheidly further drives the point home, making a mockery of his subjects though biting socio/sexual satire.
Doesn’t Chewie look pretty? The Pinks exhibition will be on display at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco from August 1st through August 24, 2013.