Marina Abramović: Chair for Man and His Spirit
February 27–May 10, 2010
On the occasion of the upcoming MoMA retrospective Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (opening March 14), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center will reinstall Marina Abramović's Chair for Man and His Spirit. Abramović created the work especially for P.S.1 on the occasion of their 1997 reopening. According to the artist, she felt that when you have a new house it is important to have furniture for the spirits. The spirit chair is positioned three stories above the human chair at ground level; visitors are invited to sit in the human chair. The artist explains that this work is part of a "series of transitory objects built with the idea that the audience could actively take part." Abramović does not "consider these works as sculptures, but as transitory objects to trigger physical or mental experiences among the public through direct interaction." Chair for Man and His Spirit will be installed in P.S.1's courtyard, from February 27 to May 10, 2010.