Performance Club Takes On Abramović Exhibit

Monday, April 05, 2010

Performance art has invaded New York museums with a vengeance this winter and spring. So I figure the Performance Club might as well, too. 

Some of us, myself included, have already seen the Abramović retrospective at MOMA. (You can hear my thoughts on the installation here). On Friday, April 30, I'm going back for seconds.  Who's in?

I plan to arrive at 3 p.m., and the lovely folks at MoMA are giving us 10 free tickets. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 9 if you're interested and we’ll draw the winners out of a hat. Just leave a comment below and we'll notify the winners via email next Monday. Just be sure you can firmly commit to attending that day and notify us if you have to cancel so another P'Clubber can benefit from the free ticket.

Of course, everyone is welcome to join at 3 and pay admission. Or come an hour later and wait in line for free Friday tickets. The museum doesn’t charge entry from 4 to 8 p.m., which means it will be packed.

Though, I think that aspect will only add to the show’s live elements when people don’t have that much room to maneuver. What do you say when you bump into a naked person, especially if she’s not allowed to speak? Should prove interesting.


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Comments [19]

Mary Love Hodges

I'm hoping to see you there! But I suppose chances are that I'll never be able to find the rest of you, since I'm coming later for the free admission.

Apr. 28 2010 10:44 PM

This free ticket giveaway is now over. The P. Club members who won were contacted via email on Monday, April 12th. Stay tuned for future P. Club outing announcements and ticket giveaways!

Apr. 12 2010 01:47 PM
Leah Schrager

Me plus one for the hat!

Apr. 09 2010 05:02 PM
Sophie Henderson

I unfortunately am not able to join this outing, and I wish I could - I have seen the show and it's a lot to process, especially in that setting. It's great that MoMA is giving such a big platform to this work, but to me, it's a curious venue for this work and the individual pieces don't hang together as a show. And then the work itself - some so lyrical, some less so - oh, for a good P Club discussion to tease it all out...!

Enjoy all and look forward to comments following the outing!

Apr. 09 2010 01:33 PM

Two chairs with table.
She is some kind of rough saint.
Look again; look more.

The author of that rather lame ode is a MoMA member, so he'll simply show up if he's able.

Apr. 08 2010 04:43 PM

Please drop me in that hat.

Apr. 08 2010 04:14 PM
lise brenner

Put me in the hat!

Apr. 08 2010 03:13 PM

hi. my brother raved about this show. i would love to go.

Apr. 08 2010 12:06 PM
Claudia La Rocco

Perhaps we should all wear costumes ... you've probably all seen this, but just in case:

I'm all for stunts. However I have heard some pretty disturbing stories about MoMA visitors fondling, lurking around and otherwise totally creeping out the naked performers upstairs. Security has had to escort them out. Way to go, art-lovers of New York. Really classy.

@cc -- not sure about the after-show activities. Depending on the size of the group and how long we spend with the show, we'll either hang out in the museum or head to a nearby watering hole.

Apr. 08 2010 10:04 AM

Yes, put me in the hat. I'll wear my hat.

Apr. 08 2010 09:55 AM

Hat please! And about that pee costume, I'm looking for one with Alexander Wang written all over it.

Apr. 06 2010 10:45 PM
Kirk Bromley

Me plus one would love to come.

Apr. 06 2010 03:21 PM
countercritic from Fending off Angels

Where's the after-discussion?

Apr. 06 2010 02:25 PM
William Burke

I will attend. I am a MOMA member so no need to put me in the raffle.


Apr. 06 2010 01:18 PM
DJ McDonald from Pclub heaven

i'm preparing my special pee costume in case my name comes out of Carrie's virtual hat and i have to sit with this woman for hours.

Apr. 06 2010 12:26 PM
Aaron Landsman

I would like one of them tickets! My first P Club outing, yes please, thank you!

Apr. 06 2010 12:01 PM
Carrie Ahern

Put my name in the hat--have seen it already, last Thursday--it was a madhouse ,but must see it at least once probably twice +more---the show is very dense. 40 years!

Apr. 05 2010 07:34 PM

Hi, I've been wanting to see this, so this is all the more incentive. :)

Apr. 05 2010 03:18 PM
Grace Toy from NJ

Would love to attend, have heard a lot of great things about her work. Thanks!

Apr. 05 2010 03:16 PM

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