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Marina Abramovic presents… not very much

By Tom Jackson  

Marina Abramovic presents... not very much

In an exhibition for the Manchester festival that appears to be much more about the spectators than the performers, Marina Abramovic Presents, on at the Whitworth Art Gallery until 19th July, is a challenge to the ways in which we are all supposed to view art. By convincing a hall full of people to don lab coats, listen to a lecture outlining our irrefutable inadequacies as human beings, and spend ten minutes in silence slowly drinking a…

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