Catalogue Marina Abramović – The Cleaner

Catalogue Marina Abramović – The Cleaner

The catalogue Marina Abramović – The Cleaner offers an extensive overview of Abramović’ work with new essays by Lena Essling, Tine Colstrup, Bojana Pejić and Devin Zuber, and a conversation between Adrian Heathfield and Marina Abramović. Marina Abramović is also contributing with descriptive texts about the works and “An Artist’s Life Manifesto”.

”Key Formulas Painted Out: Collision and Contemplation” by Tine Colstrup

Tine Colstrup is curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, and works across the field of modernism and contemporary art. She has recently been Louisiana’s curator of Hilma af Klint—A Pioneer of Abstraction and Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells, and curated an exhibition on Paula Modersohn-Becker.

”The Cloud in the Room” by Lena Essling

Lena Essling is curator at Moderna Museet, where she has realized exhibitions like Adrián Villar Rojas: Fantasma; Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors; Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Parallel Worlds; and Tabaimo. She has produced commissions or screenings with artists including Harun Farocki, Natalia Almada, Yinka Shonibare, Omer Fast and Wael Shawky. At the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, she curated the Swedish participation of Lina Selander.

”Liquid Knowledge” Marina Abramović in Conversation with Adrian Heathfield

Adrian Heathfield is a writer and curator working across the scenes of live art, performance, and dance. He is the author of Out of Now, a monograph on the artist Tehching Hsieh, and editor of Perform, Repeat, Record and Live: Art and Performance. He will curate the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. Heathfield is professor of performance and visual culture at the University of Roehampton, London.

”And Now Let’s Remember . . . Yugoslavia” by Bojana Pejić

Bojana Pejić is an art historian, living in Berlin since 1991. She was curator at the Student Cultural Center of Belgrade University, and has been guest professor at the Humboldt University, Berlin, the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of Oldenburg, and the Central European University, Budapest. She was chief curator of the touring exhibitions After the Wall: Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, and Gender Check. She recently curated Good Girls_ Memory, Desire, Power and co-curated HERO MOTHER: Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism.

”Luminosity in the North: Locating the Spiritual in Marina Abramović’s Art” by Devin Zuber

Devin Zuber is an associate professor for American studies, religion, and literature at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has published widely on topics ranging from Don DeLillo and Walter Benjamin to Romantic ecocriticism. A monograph, The Language of Things: Swedenborg and American Environmental Imaginaries, is forthcoming.

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