Marina Abramović: Chair for Man and His Spirit

Feb 27–May 10, 2010

MoMA PS1

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.

Artist

Licensing

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].

Feedback

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].