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Cleaning the Mirror

Marina Abramović, Cleaning the Mirror, 1995 Reperformance at Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2017. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet.

Final weekend for Marina Abramović – The Cleaner

We have a packed programme for the final weekend of the exhibition. Come and experience re-performances, singing and film screenings. Take part in an open discussion with Marina Abramović on a video link from New York and our panel about why her art is so powerful.

Help us sum up our impressions from the exhibition and her work in the Eric Ericsonhallen, and listen to a new vocal work in the exhibition room where Abramović’s art meets early modernism. The weekend culminates with reperformances of Cleaning the Mirror, Art Must be Beautiful/Artist Must be Beautiful, and Freeing the Body.

Events Friday 19 May 2017

Reperformance: Cleaning the Mirror

With Lyn Bentschik
Time: at 14–20
Place: in the exhibition The Cleaner, floor 4
Ticket: a ticket to the exhibition is required

Reperformance: Freeing the Body

With Tyra Wigg
Time: at 15
Place: in the exhibition The Cleaner, floor 4
Ticket: a ticket to the exhibition is required

Film: Seven Easy Pieces

Seven Easy Pieces, 93 min, (2007). Directed by Babette Mangolte. The film will be introduced by Catrin Lundqvist curator learning.

Time: at 18–19.40
Place: the Cinema, floor 2
Price: free admission
Ticket: No tickets needed. No pre-booking. Limited availability.

Seven Easy Pieces is a film documenting a series of historic performance works with Marina Abramović at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The seven works were performed on seven consecutive evenings on 9-15 November, 2005. Five of them were created by other artists, and two are her own. The following works are featured in Seven Easy Pieces:

Bruce Nauman: Body Pressure, (1974)
Vito Acconci: Seedbed, (1972)
Valie Export: Action Pants: Genital Panic (1969)
Gina Pane: The Conditioning (1973)
Joseph Beuys: How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965)
Marina Abramović: Lips of Thomas (1975)
Marina Abramović: Entering the Other Side (2005)

Saturday 20 May 2017

Reperformance: Cleaning the Mirror

With Elias Girod
Time: at 12–18
Place: in the exhibition The Cleaner, floor 4
Ticket: a ticket to the exhibition is required

Film: The Artist is Present

Time: At 12, 14, 16
Place: The Cinema, floor 2
Admission: Admission free
Ticket: No tickets needed. No pre-booking. Limited availability.

Panel discussion: The Cleaner

We sum up our impressions from the exhibition and the work The Cleaner in a discussion with participating performers, singers and the choreographer, curators and initiated guests. Come and share your experiences and thoughts in an open discussion about Marina Abramović’s art.

Time: at 13–14.30
Place: The Auditorium, floor 2
Admission: Admission free
Ticket: No tickets needed. No pre-booking. Limited availability.
Language: English
Participants: Marina Abramović, Danjel Andersson, Lena Essling, Helena Franzén, Katarina Henryson, Catrin Lundqvist, Bo Nilsson, Lynsey Peisinger, Héctor Del Rio, Malin Ståhl and Devin Zuber.

Sampled singing from The Cleaner in the Eric Ericsonhallen

In the room where Abramović’s art meets early modernism (in the Collection), singing from the work The Cleaner blends with the exhibition. The vocal work inspired by the piece in the Eric Ericsonhallen was created by Lynsey Peisinger and Katarina Henryson.

Time: at 14.30–17.50
Place: in the collection, floor 4
Price: admission free
Ticket: No tickets needed. No pre-booking.
Participants: Lene Nørgård Christensen, Jussi Chydenius, Format, Katarina Henryson, Linda Kallerdahl, Kompiskören, Morten Mosgaard, Helle Axel Nilsson, Kristine Nowlain, Lynsey Peisinger, Perunika, Janis Sipkevics, Josef Sjöblom, Kristian Skårhøj, Morten Vinther Sørensen.

The vocal work will tour in the form of workshops with choirs to another two or three places in Sweden, starting with Luleå Konsthall on 6–8 October, 2017. The tour is organised in association with the Ericson International Choral Centre, Moderna Museet, The Real Group Academy, local choirs and the respective art galleries/museums, and is funded by the Swedish Postcode Foundation.

Moderna Bar with DJ Lucas Grind

Time: at 17–23
Place: floor 4
Price: admission free

Sunday 21 May 2017

Film: The Artist is Present

Time: At 12, 14, 16
Place: The Cinema, floor 2
Admission: Admission free
Ticket: No tickets needed. No pre-booking. Limited availability.

Reperformance: Cleaning the Mirror

With Tiina Lehtimäki
Time: at 12–18
Place: in the exhibition The Cleaner, floor 4
Ticket: a ticket to the exhibition is required

Reperformance: Art Must be Beautiful. Artist Must be Beautiful

Time: at 12–18 (with Tea Harryson at 12–13.30, Shirley Hearthy Ubilla at 13.30–15, Pauline Reibel at 15–16.30, Héctor Del Rio at 16.30–18)
Place: in the exhibition The Cleaner, floor 4
Ticket: a ticket to the exhibition is required

Contact: Catrin Lundqvist, curator learning

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