The Artist is Present

Marina and Ulay were partners in every sense of the word – sharing both a passion for their work as artists and collaborators, as well as for each other. The end of their relationship was just as dramatic when they agreed to walk the Great Wall of China, Marina starting from the Yellow Sea and Ulay from the Gobi Desert. They walked 2500 kilometres to meet in the middle and say goodbye.

In 2010, performance artist Marina Abramovic engaged in a minute of silence with each stranger that sat in front of her for her art retrospective and exhibition at the MoMA titled The Artist is Present. Neither a love prelude nor a love conclude, this short video shows Marina’s reaction when the stranger in front of her is Ulay.

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Two bandmates share a few words before their next set, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

Source: Wikipedia and a post from my friend J’s Facebook

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