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Performance art museum comes to Hudson

Jun 14, 2011 10:32 pm

The new museum that is in the works for Hudson -- the Marina Abramović Institute for Long Duration Performance -- will likely do more for local arts and tourism than any other single entity in the region. Abramović is a world-renowned performance artist whose work is highly regarded in the press and in worldwide exhibits. Above is a sneak peek inside the former Community Tennis Court building that is at the corner of Columbia and Seventh St. in Hudson, where workers have been busy lately making the first improvements for an opening that is still a few years away. An Oct. 10 Guardian U.K. article says she is also recently created the Marina Abramovic Institute in San Francisco and is currently raising money to open the Marina Abramovic Foundation for Preservation of Performance Art in downtown Manhattan. Here is the perspective of fly16x9.com, which posted this YouTube clip showing Abramović in the building sorting through her works, props, and other things that an artist packs away until some undetermined future date.
In preparation for her [Museum of Modern Art] show, Marina Abramović goes through a life-time of her art works and memorabilia in her warehouse in Hudson New York. The work is an accumulation of everything she has done since graduating high school in Belgrade in the 1960's. She talks about her plans for the retrospective, The Artist Is Present, her performances, her outlook on pain and death and her plans for the Marina Abramović Institute for Long Duration Performance to be housed in this warehouse. This video is presented by fly16x9.com on their arts channel.