Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Marina Abramovic Wanted to Open Her Performance Art Institute in Bushwick, But Brooklyn Was Too Toxic

From Gallerist NY: "“What’s very special about Brooklyn, for me, I was very interested in Bushwick,” Ms. Abramovic continued. “But when we came to Hudson, we liked what we found. A practical reason that we didn’t, though, is if you wanted to do something, you had to clean it up, everything was so contaminated, it would have cost as much to clean up the building as to buy it.”" Read the article: Marina Abramovic Wanted to Open Her Performance Art Institute in Bushwick, But Brooklyn Was Too Toxic By Matt Chaban and Rozalia Jovanovic 5/07/12 GalleristNY

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