Don't Touch The Art, says MOMA

The Guardian reports that New York's Museum of Modern Art is well accustomed to the challenges of protecting its priceless collection from visitors' prying hands - but in its current show, a retrospective of performance art by Marina Abramovic, it has rubbed up against an unexpected problem. The Artist Is Present features a rotating set of actors in teams of eight who stand facing each other or lie on the floor, dressed only in their birthday suits. The directors of MoMA knew the production would push against the boundaries of propriety for some, but what they hadn't anticipated was that a few of the visitors would be overly tactile in their interaction with the art. Both female and male actors have reported incidents where they have been touched or even groped while performing in the nude, while some say they have been pushed and shouted at. For full source and full article click the Headline. Irish Art