ArtBeat: Marina Abramovic Discusses Her Planned Performance Art Center in Hudson

One of the most important artists of her generation, Marina Abramovic is embarking on the largest undertaking of her long and illustrious career as a performance artist – the opening of the Marina Abramović Foundation for the Preservation of Performance Art just down the road in Hudson.

The intimate film portrait by Derek Peck, was filmed at the site of the future institute, a 20,000-square-foot 1930s building that was formerly used as a theater, indoor tennis courts and a large antique emporium. With the building renovated and re-imagination in collaboration with acclaimed architect Rem Koolhaas, the non-profit foundation will be a place where works can be developed and ideas exchanged.

Today (Wednesday, April 24) also marks the official launch of the Marina Abramovic Institute website and Facebook page

For more about Marina Abramovic’s career, we highly recommend Matthew Akers & Jeff Dupre’s 2012 documentary film, “Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present.”

Greg Haymes’ “A Sneak Peek at the Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art in Hudson” at Nippertown

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