At Marina Abramovic's MOMA retrospective "The Artist is Present" the public is given the opportunity to sit across from (and generally stare at)the renowned performance artist for as long as they like. Photographer Marco Anelli takes a photo of each participant and catalogs them in a Flickr stream that currently contains over 1,300 portraits. The album captures celebrities, super fans, and average museum goers with a tolerance for 8-hour lines as they react to Marina's gaze, be it in terror, amusement, or more often than not, by crying like a baby.
The art star-saturated event included a speech by Philip Seymour Hoffman, performances by Sonic Youth, a camera-shy Lou Reed, and Jonas Mekas' poetry jazz band thing, an award ceremony for Kenneth Anger, and Julian Schnabel shouting at the people in the cheap seats to shut up.
That's the name of the event, we swear! Once a month, Santos' Party House hosts the long-running "rare party for raw queers"—and if you need to know more, heed this advice: "Straights welcome with queer chaperones."