Marina Abramovic's Dinner

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

On Tuesday night, More Art organized a small, private dinner in the beautiful Chelsea loft of board member Laura Michaels. Hosted by artist Marina Abramovic, whose highly anticipated retrospective at MOMA opens 3/14, it was the first in a series of private fundraisers that reflect More ART’s desire to create intimate a…rt experiences as a means of promoting creative efforts.

Guests (who consisted of curators, collectors, writers and artists) were asked to wear white lab coats, and feasted on a sumptuous menu of food prepared by Chef Keil Borrman, accompanied by exceptional wines and champagne generously donated by Perrier-Jouet Champagnes, Jacob’s Creek Wines, and Brancott and Sandeman Ports.

Energy transference was the theme of the evening. Before dessert, Marina had everyone drink 24 carat gold water from vintage glassware and meditate for 3 minutes, to summon each one’s inner energy. Each guest also received a special, pre-edition copy of Marina Abromovic’s Energy Blanket. Made in collaboration with More Art, the Energy Blanket is a unique art object that depicts the artist’s body and energy lines and contains magnets carefully situated to improve circulation. It is designed to instill a profound feeling of wellness, and judging from how well we all slept last night, it succeeds in doing just that.

2010 promises to be an exciting year for More ART. Upcoming projects include collaborations by Kimsooja with the Hudson Guild Senior Center, Paul Pfeiffer with Liberty HS, Andrea Galvani with NYC welders, and Joan Jonas with Clinton MS. Plus, the new web site will be launching in the next few weeks designed by Fusebox.

Laura Michaels