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November 9-15, 5 pm-12 am

Concurrently with PERFORMA05, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Marina Abramovic: Seven Easy Pieces, seven consecutive nights of performances in the museum’s rotunda. The works include a new piece by Abramovic created specifically for the project, as well as her renditions of seminal performances by Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, VALIE EXPORT, Bruce Nauman, and Gina Pane. Curated by Nancy Spector.

Performance schedule for Marina Abramovi?: Seven Easy Pieces
November 9, 5 PM to 12 AM
Bruce Nauman, Body Pressure (1974, Galerie Konrad Fischer, D??sseldorf). Nauman constructed a false wall nearly identical in size to an existing wall behind it. A pink poster with black typeface invited visitors to perform their own action by pressing against the wall.

November 10, 5 PM to 12 AM
Vito Acconci, Seedbed (1972, Sonnabend Gallery, New York). Acconci occupied the space under a false floor, masturbating and speaking through a microphone to visitors walking above in an attempt to establish an ???intimate??? connection with them.

November 11, 5 PM to 12 AM
VALIE EXPORT, Action Pants: Genital Panic (1969, Augusta-Lichtspiele, Munich). Wearing pants with the crotch removed, EXPORT walked through a cinema during a film screening, offering the spectators visual contact with a real female body. Walking up and down the aisles among the mostly male patrons, she challenged them to ???look at the real thing??? instead of passively enjoying images of women on the screen.

November 12, 5 PM to 12 AM
Gina Pane, Self-Portrait(s) (1973, Galerie Stadler, Paris). Pane lay on a metal bed above lit candles. She made incisions with a razor blade in the skin around her fingernails and lips while slides of women painting their nails were projected on the wall. Her back turned to the audience, she recited ???They won??t see anything??? while a camera recorded women??s reactions in the audience. Facing forward again, she gargled with milk and spit it into a bowl, until the milk and her blood mixed.

November 13, 5 PM to 12 AM
Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965, Galerie Schmela, D??sseldorf). With his head covered in honey and gold leaf, Beuys cradled a dead rabbit, showing it pictures on the wall and whispering to it. He wore an iron sole on his right foot and a felt sole on his left.

November 14, 5 PM to 12 AM
Marina Abramovi?, Lips of Thomas (1975, Galerie Krinzinger, Innsbruck). Abramovi? ate a kilogram of honey and drank a liter of red wine out of a glass. She broke the glass with her hand, incised a star in her stomach with a razor blade, and then whipped herself until she ???no longer felt pain.??? She lay down on an ice cross while a space heater suspended above caused her to bleed more profusely.?

November 15, 5 PM to 12 AM
Premiere of new performance by Marina Abramovi?

Ticket Information
Single performance: $10 ($5 for members, students, and seniors).
7-night series: $40 ($25 for members, students, and seniors).
Free performance admission with paid admission to museum on day of performance.

Advance tickets available at the Admissions Desk or at www.ticketweb.com
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Located in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building, the Guggenheim’s mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture and other manifestations of contemporary visual culture; to collect, preserve and research art objects; and, through its network of museums, programs and publications, to make them accessible to an increasingly diverse audience.