Nudies Get Some Folks Talking

abramMuseum-of-Modern-Art-Nina-001For weeks, “everyone” in New York has been chattering about the naked people in the Marina Abramovic retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, as if this were third grade and little Jimmy found the centerfold from his dad’s under-the-bed-stashed copy of Playboy. The exhibition is even prompting arts commentators into flights of silliness. One of them asks: “We snigger when artists like Marina Abramovic expose themselves in performance. But shouldn’t we be cheering their bravery instead?” Please! It takes no bravery to stand naked in a museum. It’s a narcissist’s — and an exhibitionist’s — dream!

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