Performance artist Marina Abramović will restage "The Artist Is Present" to raise money for Ukraine

12
April 2022
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World-renowned performance artist Marina Abramović will restage her most famous piece to raise money for Ukraine.

As CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, in 2010, thousands flocked to the Museum of Modern Art, many camping out outside, for a chance to sit across from Abramović and experience her performance of "The Artist Is Present."

Now, 12 years later, Abramović will auction off two seats across from her in a restaging of the piece. All the proceeds will go to Ukraine.

"Now, this is not Ukraine anymore. It's all of us. It's about humanity. It's about the possibility of facing a third World War using nuclear weapons. This is something where all of us have to act, and I can only act with my own tools, and this is my performance," Abramović said.

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World-renowned performance artist Marina Abramović will restage her most famous piece to raise money for Ukraine.

As CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, in 2010, thousands flocked to the Museum of Modern Art, many camping out outside, for a chance to sit across from Abramović and experience her performance of "The Artist Is Present."

Now, 12 years later, Abramović will auction off two seats across from her in a restaging of the piece. All the proceeds will go to Ukraine.

"Now, this is not Ukraine anymore. It's all of us. It's about humanity. It's about the possibility of facing a third World War using nuclear weapons. This is something where all of us have to act, and I can only act with my own tools, and this is my performance," Abramović said.

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