Open House with Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and their students

Sunday, September 9, 2012
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

1–2 PM · Steve Paxton
2–4 PM · Genesis P-Orridge
4–6 PM · Marina Abramović

Summer School 2012 concludes with an open house of presentations and performances at MoMA PS1 on September 9, 2012. This year’s instructors, Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, will explain their respective approaches and—in collaboration with the students—present the outcome of their workshops (held earlier this summer).

Visitors will be welcome to engage with teachers and students, ask questions, and learn more about the teaching processes of these diverse artistic luminaries. Steve Paxton will begin the presentations with an open rehearsal of his seminal postmodern works Satisfyin’ Lover (1967) and State (1968). Thereafter, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his workshop participants will create a slow, evolving, ritualized ceremony. Marina Abramović will conclude the day’s events with the presentation of her students’ individual projects as well as a lesson in the Abramović Method for MoMA PS1 visitors.

About Summer School 2012

NOTE: The amount of participants for the Abramović Method is limited and requires prior registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

UPDATE: Registration for the Marina Abramović exercises is closed.


Summer School 2012 at MoMA PS1 is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, with curatorial assistance from Matthew Evans, Lizzie Gorfaine, and Jocelyn Miller.

Image: Summer School with Marina Abramović at MoMA PS1, August 2012. © MoMA PS1; Photo: Lizzie Gorfaine.


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