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I see you: Marina Abramović live video-feed performance at MOMA

March 15, 2010 | 12:30 pm

Marina A Andrew H. Walker Getty Images
Here's an excellent time-waster: For its retrospective of performance artist Marina Abramović, New York's Museum of Modern Art has put a live-feed video camera in its cavernous atrium to let us watch an on-going performance piece.

For the 11-week duration of the exhibition, starting just before the museum opens each day and continuing until just after closing, Abramović sits in a wooden chair at a small table. Visitors, one at a time, sit in another wooden chair opposite, and the artist and the viewer stare at each other. The artist's chair is padded.

You can find the live-feed here. (It does need to be periodically refreshed.) "Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present" continues through May 31. Enjoy.

--Christopher Knight

Photo: Marina Abramović and guest at the MOMA opening night party. Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

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