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Marina Abramovic Ends Plans for OMA-Designed Art Institute After $2.2 Million Fundraising Campaign

12:30 - 14 November, 2017
Marina Abramovic Ends Plans for OMA-Designed Art Institute After $2.2 Million Fundraising Campaign, Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA
Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA

Performance artist Marina Abramovic has ended plans for her OMA-designed upstate New York art institute, leaving questions about what happened to the $2.2 million she raised from a slate of celebrity patrons and nearly 5,000 Kickstarter donors.

When Abramovic first announced the project in 2012, she touted the plans as transformative for the town of Hudson, New York. To be known as the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), the facility was intended to create a new space for the “collaboration between art, science, technology and spirituality.”

Abramovic tapped OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu to design the space, located within an old 33,000-square-foot theater. Early architectural concepts were daringly experimental – ideas included a theater with seats that could be individually rolled away if visitors were to fall asleep during planned hours-long performances.

Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA Some of OMA's design concepts. Image Courtesy of OMA + 4

Hudson Valley Guest House / Janson Goldstein

09:00 - 26 May, 2017
Hudson Valley Guest House / Janson Goldstein, © Scott Frances
© Scott Frances

© Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hudson, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Hal Goldstein, Stefan Kusurelis, Mark Janson, Steve Scuro
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Marina Abramović Secures Funding for OMA-Designed Art Institute in New York

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Marina Abramović Secures Funding for OMA-Designed Art Institute in New York, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

New York-based, Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramović has successfully secured funding via Kickstarter for phase one of an interdisciplinary performance and education center in Hudson, New York. The project, known as the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art (MAI), aims to be the first crowdfunded cultural institution ever to be built as well as the only international arts center dedicated to presentation and preservation of long-durational work. With the help of Abramović’s “global community of collaborators,” OMA will now move forward with the project’s design development process. More information on the MAI’s design can be found here.