Staring at Marina Abramovic

Staring at Marina Abramovic

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.


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.
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