Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Day #25 - Art for Lent: Marina Abramović's "Holding the Goat" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"Holding the Goat" (2010) by Marina Abramović' | Serbia. Colour-pigment print, 49 1/4 x 49 1/2 in.
Abramović began her "Back to Simplicity' series in rural Italy after a three-month performance piece at the Museum of Modern Art called The Artist is Present, in which she sat at a table staring silently  at a succession of more than a thousand visitors. After this work, she said, 'I had a need to go to nature, I had a need for the ritualization of the simplicity of everyday life....If your state of mind is clear it's a kind of spiritual matter.' [page 164]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."