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Nude performers at NYC museum exhibition complain of being touched by patrons
metronews.ca ^ | April 16, 2010

Posted on 04/16/2010 10:54:08 AM PDT by Willie Green

NEW YORK - Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are touching nude performers.

The performers featured in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons.

The museum acknowledges that it has had problems with some visitors touching the live art. It is declining to talk about specific cases, but says visitors caught doing it are escorted out.

The exhibition opened March 14 and presents a view of Abramovic's career over four decades.

It includes nude performers standing in a narrow doorway that visitors can pass through. Elsewhere, a naked woman reclines with a fake skeleton on top of her. Other live performers are clothed.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: 2manyperverts; 2muchperversion; 4apevertedworld; 4pervertsonly; liveart; moma; napl; newyork; performanceart; publicnudity; touchysubject
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Sounds like they need to put a fig leaf on it.
1 posted on 04/16/2010 10:54:08 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green

Morons


2 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:13 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Willie Green

Touching story - thanks for posting.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:17 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Willie Green

You stand around nude...in NEW YORK...and you are ticked that people touch you?

Grow a brain.


4 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:48 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Willie Green

Sounds like patrons are just participating in performance “art”.


5 posted on 04/16/2010 10:56:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Willie Green
bump


6 posted on 04/16/2010 10:57:09 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Willie Green; Slings and Arrows
The performers featured in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 10:57:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Willie Green

Thank God it’s not a “scratch and sniff” display!


8 posted on 04/16/2010 10:57:53 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Patrick Henry and Joe Wilson...Patriots past and present!)
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To: Willie Green

I guess the performers have a bone to pick with the patrons.


9 posted on 04/16/2010 10:58:17 AM PDT by montyspython
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
LOL


10 posted on 04/16/2010 10:58:22 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Willie Green

This Thread Is Worthless Without Cheap Feels.


11 posted on 04/16/2010 10:58:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Willie Green
Really, which ones are the weirder, the people standing in a narrow doorway naked or the ones poking them as they squeeze past?

Of course, logic and common sense are out of fashion in today's pseudo-enlightened world, though.

12 posted on 04/16/2010 10:59:12 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Willie Green; Revolting cat!; Daffynition
It includes nude performers standing in a narrow doorway that visitors can pass through.

Like a turnstile?

13 posted on 04/16/2010 10:59:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

lol!


14 posted on 04/16/2010 10:59:27 AM PDT by married21
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To: Willie Green

Let me be the first to say: “TTIUWOP”.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 10:59:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lazamataz
This Thread Is Worthless Without Cheap Feels.

I had that album


16 posted on 04/16/2010 11:00:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Willie Green
Marina Abramovic's new exhibition

I just happened to be channel surfing on the radio a few weeks back and I heard an interview of Ms. Abramovic on NPR, (of course, where else?)

At the time I thought, "What kind of crap is this ?"

17 posted on 04/16/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Willie Green

Just a little more of immorality for our patrons.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 11:00:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Worst of all was the case where a security guard clipped his keyring to one of the model’s body piercings..


19 posted on 04/16/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Willie Green

Please tell me our tax dollars didn’t fund this thru NEA.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 11:02:00 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off..)
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To: Lucky9teen

3 nuns on exiting the exhibit ....

First nun: All those nude performers - I had a stroke!
Second nun: I had a stroke too!
Third nun: I didn’t touch any of ‘em.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 11:02:11 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Willie Green

22 posted on 04/16/2010 11:02:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


23 posted on 04/16/2010 11:02:32 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off..)
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To: Willie Green

The most popular exhibit must be the “pull my finger” interactive exhibit.


24 posted on 04/16/2010 11:02:32 AM PDT by montyspython
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To: Willie Green

>> It includes nude performers standing in a narrow doorway that visitors can pass through. Elsewhere, a naked woman reclines with a fake skeleton on top of her. Other live performers are clothed.

(1) Get your naked backside out of the freaking doorway.
(2) I wonder how many people were poking just to see if they were real people.
(3) Being naked in public is bound to draw some unwanted attention ... suck it up.

SnakeDoc


25 posted on 04/16/2010 11:04:25 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Paladin2
Let me be the first to say: “TTIUWOP”.

More like, TTIUWP.

26 posted on 04/16/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Willie Green
Dunno, as a responsible pseudo-liberal gagger, I'd first want to ask, "Was it good-touch, or was it BAD-touch? Show me with this little dolly sweetheart"

I hope the 'prodders' were frickin' street bums checkin' out the action....Bwaaaaaahaaaaaahaaaaahaaaaa!

27 posted on 04/16/2010 11:05:56 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: dfwgator

TTIU.


28 posted on 04/16/2010 11:06:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

Buttcrack? They blurred buttcrack? I wanna see the pitcher the dude kneeling down took, by golly!


29 posted on 04/16/2010 11:07:40 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Willie Green

This IS New York City...

30 posted on 04/16/2010 11:07:47 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: 13Sisters76

Yours is the best response. Another side of this is that someone in New York gets touched by strangers? Man, you can’t even eat lunch at an outside stand-up diner without
a whole bunch of New Yorkers bumping, poking and prodding you.


31 posted on 04/16/2010 11:08:52 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Gaffer

32 posted on 04/16/2010 11:09:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Gaffer
I hope the 'prodders' were frickin' street bums checkin' out the action....

Just squeezing the tomato.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 11:09:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Paladin2

Rockin Sydney said “Don’t Mess with my TTIU”.


34 posted on 04/16/2010 11:10:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: SnakeDoctor

It being New York, I surprized that a few of the patrons didn’t end up with broken fingers.


35 posted on 04/16/2010 11:12:56 AM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Like a turnstile?

Thanks for that mental image. Luckily, I had just finished sipping my coke before I read that.

36 posted on 04/16/2010 11:12:59 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Willie Green
From the New York Times, April 15, 2010...

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

A woman ponders a gallery entrance partly blocked by two naked performers.

Some at MoMA Show Forget 'Look but Don’t Touch':
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/arts/design/16public.html


37 posted on 04/16/2010 11:13:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

No fella, I just really wanted to see that ‘other’ buttcrack, from the chick lying down in that museum thingy picture....


38 posted on 04/16/2010 11:14:33 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Touching story - thanks for posting.

Yes, but not penetrating analysis I hope.

39 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:00 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Willie Green

Why hasn’t anyone asked for pictures yet?


40 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:30 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Or maybe limbo...


41 posted on 04/16/2010 11:15:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Paladin2

Yes, it seems the patrons are artists as well.

Why is their art being escorted outside the building? What happened to freedom of expression?

Is their touching judged less artistic than the paid performers’ exposures?

Is it only art if you get paid for it?

In which case, whither the whore?


42 posted on 04/16/2010 11:17:03 AM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Willie Green

and leave your tuna sandwich in the cafe.


43 posted on 04/16/2010 11:17:06 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: ETL
Orson Bean needs to lose the earing and manpurse.


44 posted on 04/16/2010 11:17:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


45 posted on 04/16/2010 11:19:21 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: tutstar
Please tell me our tax dollars didn’t fund this thru NEA.

Well you already guessed the BAD news...
But the GOOD news is they really saved a lot on their wardrobe budget!

;^)

46 posted on 04/16/2010 11:19:33 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green

Again from the 4/15/2010 New York Times article on this exhibit:

“In addition to the gropers, there have been less extreme but still unnerving encounters. Mr. Rawls, for example, said that standing with his arms at his side he had felt more erections ‘across the back of my hand than I can count,’...”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/arts/design/16public.html?src=me&ref=arts


47 posted on 04/16/2010 11:22:30 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mlocher
Why hasn’t anyone asked for pictures yet?

Because groping their computer monitor isn't quite the same thing?

48 posted on 04/16/2010 11:24:37 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green

So-called “ART” is the biggest joke in modern times.

The fact that we pay millions in tax dollars to this BS is ridiculous.
Art is the excuse for millions of losers in this country to declare an “occupation” for themselves.
Pathetic


49 posted on 04/16/2010 11:25:53 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Agreed.

Do you know what the difference is between a pizza and an artist is?

The pizza can feed a family of four ...


50 posted on 04/16/2010 11:28:17 AM PDT by Scythian
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