Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

by landingarchitecture

A while ago one of my classmates told me about Marina Abramović (as she was wearing a shirt portraying “Rest Energy”).  I remember reading about her eccentric work and personality and of her collaboration with ULAY, her artistic partner.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Abramovi%C4%87

After several years, Marina and Ulay decided to end their relationship by walking the Great Wall of China, starting from opposite ends and meeting in the middle to say goodbye.

Here is a powerful moment from Marina’s work in “The Artist is Present” as she unexpectedly meets Ulay for the first time in a long time:

Various sites have documented these experiences:

http://marinaabramovicmademecry.tumblr.com/
http://sittingwithmarina.tumblr.com/
(Some 1566 portraits captured in the process) http://www.flickr.com/photos/themuseumofmodernart/sets/72157623741486824/

 

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