Marina Abramović

It's the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of TALK ART!!! And what better way to CELEBRATE than meeting one of our all-time favourite artists, the warrior of performance art, Marina Abramović. We meet in her hotel room in Green Park to discuss more than 5 DECADES of making art.


An art world icon and a performance art pioneer – Marina Abramović has captivated audiences by pushing the limits of her body and mind, for the past 50 years. Marina Abramović Hon RA has earned worldwide acclaim as a performance artist. She has consistently tested the limits of her own physical and mental endurance in her work, subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain and even the possibility of death.


In her early work Rhythm 0, Abramović invited audiences to freely interact with her however they chose – famously resulting in a loaded gun being held to her head. Her later work The House with the Ocean View saw the artist live in a house constructed in a gallery for 12 days. Held in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, the performance invited audiences to witness and share in the simple act of living.


This major exhibition presents key moments from Abramović’s career through sculpture, video, installation and performance. Works such as The Artist is Present will be strikingly re-staged through archive footage while others will be reperformed by the next generation of performance artists, trained in the Marina Abramović method.


Live performance art can be both startling and intimate. For Abramović it also has the power to be transformative. Experience this yourself through performances of Imponderabilia, Nude with Skeleton, Luminosity and The House with the Ocean View.


Visit the Royal Academy's major retrospective of 50+ years of Marina's work until 1st January 2024. Buy tickets here: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/marina-abramovic


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