Marco Anelli: The Photographer is Also Present

by Paddy Johnson on April 23, 2010 · 11 comments Blurb

34 min., Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present, Photo by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marina Abramović

I’m not sure Marco Anelli’s photographs of the sitters in Marina Abramovic’s performance at MoMA are worth more than the rounds they’re making on the internerds, but there’s a good chance they are. They are surprisingly powerful. Abramovic, who is seated in the atrium for the duration of the exhibition, invites visitors to sit silently with the artist, in what amounts to an emotional stare-off. As noted by The Year in Pictures, Anelli’s photographs, all posted and annotated with sitting times, are their own act of endurance. (Thx SS)


  • Kottke provides a great link round up.
  • As per usual MetaFilter hosts a great comment thread on the subject.
  • Observation: Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s series of photographs capturing people traveling through the Time Square do not share common conceits, yet have strikingly similar quality.

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