NEW YORK — Performance artist Marina Abramovic plans to build a $15 million center in upstate New York devoted to the research and production of duration-based works of art lasting from six hours to several days.
Abramovic also wants to use the center to teach her Abramovic Method, in which the viewer becomes the artist and vice versa.
"For the young artists we will have courses which will be in the countryside, without food, in complete isolation, not talking for a certain amount because it's really important preparation of the mind to do performance work," she said.
Serge Le Borgne, a Paris gallerist and curator, will serve as director of the institute.
"I'm not going to run the center," said Abramovic. "I'm going to create a concept and also make some courses myself. But I really want to create a legacy that can run without me."