Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Art Review - At MoMA, Commentary That’s Visual and Vocal - NYTimes.com

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Art Review - At MoMA, Commentary That’s Visual and Vocal - NYTimes.com: "Marina Abramovic’s survey has come and gone, but another longtime performance artist is at large in the Museum of Modern Art. You probably won’t see this one, but you’ll definitely hear visitors carrying out her instructions to step up to a microphone and scream."
That is Yoko Ono, who is reprising her “Voice Piece for Soprano,” originally from 1961, and other pieces as part of MoMA’s latest reinstallation of its contemporary galleries. Like previous exhibitions in the series, “Contemporary Art From the Collection” presents a loosely thematic take on art since the late ’60s. But it’s also a shock to the system, not unlike the screeches and shrieks that emanate from the atrium.