Marina Abramovic

"MARINA ABRAMOVIC, BORN IN 1946 IN BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA

THE BODY HAS ALWAYS BEEN BOTH HER SUBJECT AND MEDIUM. EXPLORING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL LIMITS OF HER BEING, SHE HAS WITHSTOOD PAIN, EXHAUSTION, AND DANGER IN THE QUEST FOR EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION. ABRAMOVIC’S CONCERN IS WITH CREATING WORKS THAT RITUALIZE THE SIMPLE ACTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE LIKE LYING, SITTING, DREAMING, AND THINKING; IN EFFECT THE MANIFESTATION OF A UNIQUE MENTAL STATE. AS A VITAL MEMBER OF THE GENERATION OF PIONEERING PERFORMANCE ARTISTS THAT INCLUDES BRUCE NAUMAN, VITO ACCONCI, AND CHRIS BURDEN, ABRAMOVIC CREATED SOME OF THE MOST HISTORIC EARLY PERFORMANCE PIECES AND IS THE ONLY ONE STILL MAKING IMPORTANT DURATIONAL WORKS."

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