Why Marina Abramovic Is Not Your 'F*cking Guru'

November 26, 2014 2:06 PM

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Why Marina Abramovic Is Not Your 'F*cking Guru'

In a book-lined room in Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City, Marina Abramovic sat on one side of a long, wooden table. I sat down across from the performance artist for the first time, still regretting not doing so four years ago at her Museum of Modern Art retrospective, "The Artist Is Present." As I wiped away the last bit of dewiness from my eyes, Abramovic asked me if I'd been in "Generator" yet.

Abramovic's latest work is not a piece of performance art centered around her physical body, as has been her signature style since the early 1970s. This time, Abramovic has given us an installation of complete nothingness. When visitors arrive at "Generator," after locking up their belongings (all e...

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