Two other in-the-buff works that are on display are "Nude with Skeleton" and "Luminosity." The former is just what it sounds like. A stark-naked performer lies under a skeleton and gives it life with his or her breathing. In the latter piece, a nude performer is suspended on a wall and bathed in light, which makes it look like the body is floating.
Pervs, stay away from this exhibit; this isn't an opportunity to cop a feel. According to the New York Times, several museum-goers were kicked out for grabbing the artists' privates.
"The Artist is Present" runs through May 31. Museum entry costs $20. Be sure to ask about the audio program with commentary from Abramović, which is free.
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[Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times]