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Read Yvonne Rainer’s Final Letter Decrying Marina Abramovic’s MOCA Performance

Last Friday, ARTINFO reported that famed choreographer Yvonne Rainer was sending a letter in opposition to Marina Abramovic’s “exploitative” performance planned for L.A. MOCA’s annual gala. We included the text of a draft of the letter in that report, but the full text of the letter, written after Rainer attended a rehearsal of the performance, can be found below, as seen on Artforum.

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Read the Full Text of Yvonne Rainer’s Letter Denouncing Marina Abramovic’s L.A. MOCA Gala

Earlier this morning, ARTINFO reported that famed choreographer Yvonne Rainer sent a letter to Los Angeles MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch denouncing artist Marina Abramovic’s plans for the museum’s annual gala, which involves installing performers under gala tables, turning them into disembodied rotating heads for three-hour-long stretches over a period of two days. The performers would be paid a paltry $150 for their troubles. Read the full text of the letter below. (more…)