All posts tagged: Marina Abramovic

Shadow Spotlight: Creatively Iconic Women

3.18.19 Hello, lovelies! Another week is beginning and I wanted to do something special today. It’s the third Monday, which means Shadow Spotlight. Instead of focusing on one person, I’m gathering together a group of women who have made a creative mark. In art, photography, music, all avenues of creativity. Grace Jones, Marina Abramovic, Cyd Charisse, and Eartha Kitt are on top of a long list. It is Women’s History Month, right? Here are some women who really made an impression on me. GRACE JONES What can I say about this lady here? With her androgynous looks and outrageous style, she shows no signs of slowing down, even after five decades!         MARINA ABRAMOVIC The pioneer of performance art, I didn’t know who this woman was until several years ago. Her works may seem a bit weird, sometimes violent, but its the performance…the human condition, that gets your attention. I’m I a fan? I don’t know. I may not agree with her art, but again I just think she’s interesting.      …

Creative Close-Up: Inside the Contemporary Art World

1.28.19 Hello everyone! The last few days of January are upon us and it’s time for a creative close-up of a documentary film I just have seen on Netflix. Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World, explores the value of contemporary art. The film was released in September 2017. The docufilm directed by Barry Avrich speaks to gallerists, journalist, collectors, art critics, even the artists such as Marina Abramovic, Rashid Johnson, and Julian Schnabel.  The value of art can be tricky business, how about trying to find your target market…that is tricky too. I found this short review from Shayna Weingast on the Tribeca website.  “As one art scene insider proclaims, the contemporary art world can be summed up as “rich people trying to prove how rich they are,” but is that all there is to this billion dollar industry? Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s eye-opening documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy- from production to circulation, and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction …

March Spotlight Artist: Marina Abramovic

March 9, 2015 Hello and Good Morning! I know what your thinking, Ai Weiwei is supposed to be this month’s Spotlight Artist, but I’ve made a change. The reason is that March is Women’s History Month and to honor that I’ve decided to put the spotlight on performance artist, Marina Abramovic.   I really don’t have a lot to say about this artist. Not too much to say. When she started out her career as a performance artist, I’m sure people thought she was crazy, is there a reason for it and if there is, why? Abramovic, “The Grandmother of Performance Art” has had an interesting career that has spanned for over three decades and no, she’s not stopping. If you read the post earlier today, I decided that my weekend assignment was to watch Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. This 2012 documentary showcases her 2010 work at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA from March 14 to May 31, 2010. “The Artist Is Present” was the piece. You had Abramovic sitting immobile in …