Holding Out For a Hero. But What Do They Look Like In The 21st Century?
Contemporary mega-star artist Marina Abramović gives it a stab
The Hero by Marina Abramović © CIRCA
Every evening at 8.22pm over the summer of 2022 a 3 minute film showing the artist Marina Abramović sitting on a white horse appeared on one of the big screens at Piccadilly Circus in London. The artwork is called The Hero, and I have to admit that when I first saw it I just didn’t get it. I didn’t like it. But the more I looked the more I saw.
Over the paywall jump, a 5 minute video with some of my thoughts on this artwork, plus more links to the project. Join the community and tell me what you think!
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And if you've got time, here's a link to watch the 3 minute Abramović film. You can also buy yourself a slice of this artwork as Abramović is minting an NFT from this performance piece. Here are some deets about that on the project's website. Get your bitcoin ready folks, release date is 25 July.
I’d love to know your response to Abramović’s The Hero project. I read and respond to all comments from subscribers.
I still don't get why anyone would buy an NFT. Seems like a total waste of money. I don't really like this piece, it doesn't speak to me, but I liked listening to your journey with it.