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Groping In Public

Posted on: April 16, 2010

Marina Abramovic has a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There are a couple interesting features to this exhibit–nude models and Abramovic is actually present each day. She sits silently through the display and viewers are invited to join her as long as they keep quiet. The exhibit is appropriately named “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”.

It’s no surprise that found this exhibit newsworthy. However, the article was published in the crime section. Why is this you ask? Well, some people couldn’t refrain from touching the nude models. The models were not especially thrilled to be groped by strangers in a public place.  This says so much about our society and consumer behavior. Sex intrigues people, no matter what form. It’s an effective way to reach people either directly or subliminally. People reportedly were touching different regions of the models’ bodies–anywhere from the chest, back, and buttocks. It’s interesting that people didn’t find it intrusive or wrong to touch a naked person they’ve never met. They had to have known that there would be repercussions, considering they performed an act of sexual harassment.  Touching art is never allowed in museums, even if it is a naked person–but these people just couldn’t resist!


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