Marina Abramovic Recruits MOCA LA Gala Performers Through Facebook

Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art. (Photo by Andrew Russeth)

Looking to break into the competitive world of contemporary performance art? Artist Marina Abramovic is seeking “dynamic adult men and women, 5’– 6’ tall, with excellent physical stamina, focus and discipline” to participate in her gala-as-art event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles on Nov. 12, according to a Facebook page designed to attract applicants.

Ms. Abramovic shares few details of her planned performance, but the job posting notes note reads: “Long sustained stillness and silence involved. Limited speaking roles also being cast.” At 2010 Museum of Modern Art retrospective, the artist had had two performers stand naked across from each other, and one cradle a skeleton, as part of a series of reenactments of her earlier works.

The job has its benefits:

“Stipend of $150 plus one year museum membership for those performers cast. Meals and parking provided. Performance will be well-attended and covered by national and international press.”

Information about applying is available through the aforementioned Facebook page.

In other art recruitment news, as we mentioned earlier, Guido van der Werve is looking for a select group of runners to accompany him on a 30-mile jog from the Luhring Augustine gallery in Chelsea up to the gravesite of Sergei Rachmaninoff in Valhalla, New York, on Nov. 12. Marina Abramovic Recruits MOCA LA Gala Performers Through Facebook