ABRAMOVIC'S THREEMONTH PERFORMANCE
The performance pioneer Marina Abramovic hosted a separate exhibition at Moma in New York. Marina Abramovic: The artist is present was the museum's first performance retrospective and strengthened Abramovic's status as one of the most influential artists in the world. The exhibition saw Abramovic commit to her longest performance work so far, as she was present during the museum's opening times from March through to May 2010. She met with the visitors, who were encouraged to sit down in silence in front of the artist. This meant the viewers became part of the piece themselves. Everything was documented and movies and photos spread virally. The exhibition showcased 50 pieces from Abramovic's career that's spun 40 years, from video films and soundtracks to installations and other forms of documentation. The issue of making a retrospective of a performance artist was solved by using dancers. The documentary, The artist is present, which became a huge success with the public, was created during the exhibition.