In her work Marina Abramović explores the intersection between performing and visual art, with a focus in equal shares on body and time. Since the early 1970s she has continued to develop and expose a field of art other than the object based to a wider audience. Drawn from public and private collections, including that of the artist, the survey includes works from the earliest years, solo and with Ulay, until today: film, photography, paintings and objects, installations and select archival material.
The work poses questions of power and hierarchy yet is rarely overtly political. Her practice sometimes demands of us that we let go of a linear sense of time or an autonomous individuality. And yet personal experience and responsibility are central in her performances, seeking the core of notions like loss, memory, pain, endurance, trust. Marina Abramović addresses fundamental issues of our existence in ways that may both provoke and move us.
Marina Abramović was born 1946 in Belgrade, and is currently based in New York.
Reperformances will be performed daily in the exhibition, and 27 February–5 March a brand new performance by the artist will take place at the Eric Ericson Hall.
Curator: Lena Essling
Curators: Lena Essling, Moderna Museet and Tine Colstrup, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.
Exhibition organised by Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in collaboration with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.
Partner Stiftelsen Ekskäret.
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