Monday, November 7, 2016

In the days before election, right-wing media label Democratic artist's dinner party as Satanic Ritual

By Alyssa Buffenstein
Marina Abramovic in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 8, 2015. Courtesy of NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images.
Those who pledged over $10,000 in support of the Marina Abramović Institute were invited to “Spirit Cooking with Marina Abramović,” an event whose description advertised “A dinner night with Marina during which she will teach you and other backers at this level how to cook a series of traditional soups, which you will all enjoy together. “Spirit Cooking,” Abramović told Artnews on Friday, was just a “funny name” for a “normal dinner” with about 10 guests, including Tony Podesta. His Clinton-affiliated brother, however, did not make an appearance—and neither did blood, semen, nor breast milk as suggested by alt-right conspiracy theorists. [link]