MARINA AMBRAMOPUG - THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

Marina Ambramopug - The Artist Is Present
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MARINA AMBRAMOPUG - THE ARTIST IS PRESENT



Written by Jack Blocker
20 Wednesday 20th August 2014

Did anybody make it down to Marina Abramovic's 512 Hours at the Serpentine? My tolerance for queuing only extends to rollercoasters, waterslides and alcohol, never performance art, so I didn't bother. But after learning about Marina AbramoPUG, I really wish I had.

Marina Abramopug took up residence right outside the Hyde Park gallery, mimicking Abramovic's 2010 MOMA piece, The Artist Is Present. Her assistant (artist/comedian) Hannah Ballou set the thing in motion, but Marina was naturally the star of the show. Like her human counterpart, she maintained a poised stillness, provoking questions about liminality, form as representation and how she goes for a piss.

You can keep up with Marina Abramopug's projects on her tumblr. You can find her in Hyde Park.

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