Marina Abramović, she been an avant garde performance artist for decades. Her current installation at the Museum of Modern Art is titled The Artist is Present. From the MoMA flickr page:
"Abramović, best known for her durational works, has created a new work for this performance retrospective—The Artist Is Present (2010)—that she will perform daily throughout the run of the exhibition, for 77 days and a total of over 700 hours. For her longest solo piece to date, Abramović sits in silence at a table in the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium during public hours, passively inviting visitors to take the seat across from her for as long as they choose within the timeframe of the Museum’s hours of operation. Although she will not respond, participation by Museum visitors completes the piece and allows them to have a personal experience with the artist and the artwork."
MoMA flickr page, candid shots are taken of all the people that have participated in the installation. Some of the people get emotional, some show up repeatedly, and even Sharon Stone and Rufus Wainwright participated, see if you can spot them!
Check it out and tell me what you think...Brilliant or bunk?