Last Chance: Tara Donovan's untitled exhibitions in both New York and Menlo Park are on view through August 15 and 23, respectively. In celebration of these much-Instagrammed shows, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite visitor photos of the exhibitions. Tara Donovan takes simple, mass-produced objects and combines them on a stunning scale to create seemingly organic structures. Don’t miss the final weeks of the shows, and continue sharing your snaps with the hashtag #TaraDonovan.
Marina Ambramovic & Ulay Laysiepen
Death Self, 1977
This performance consisted of the two artists seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying it.