June 3, 2010

MoMa Presents: A Staring Contest


MoMA recently had an exhibition that was called the artist is present. The artist is the woman above, Marina Abramovic. During the exhibition, she sat in a corner and stared while different people came up and looked at her individually. While the people were staring at her, a single close-up was taken of them. The close-ups are available on MoMa's flickr page. But don't worry your pretty little head, I found all the best ones for you. Apparently, this exhibit was big with the hipsters and celebs. 


I'm not going to lie, at first I thought," This is stupid" But when I really think about it, really looking into someone's eyes can mean something. It can carry emotion, and it can transfer those emotions as well. Also, its important to note, that James Franco spent 30 min exactly staring.. while most people spent around 5-10 min. 

All images from MoMA's flick page.

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