Marina Abramović made a statement to the people of Italy in association with Palazzo Strozzi as part of project IN TOUCH. The international artist joined Ai Weiwei and Tomás Saraceno in sending a message of solidarity and encouragement emphasising how Italians are demonstrating “great courage and a great feeling of community and humanity” and that the COVID-19 crisis represents an emergency now global
7 February 2019
Marina Abramović, the iconic performance artist, presents her latest performance: The Life in Mixed Reality (a wearable augmented reality experience).
6 February 2019
24 September 2018
The performance artist Marina Abramović had a framed painting smashed over her head as she left the private view of her latest exhibition in Florence Italy.
14 August 2018
Marina Abramovic has been attacked by the Italian far right for a poster she designed for the Barcolana sailing regatta in the Gulf of Trieste.
The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong word, it stands there as if trying to block your entry
A comprehensive first European retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović has opened in Stockholm.
10 January 2017
Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.
25 August 2016
‘It’s Me to the World’ is Modern Art Oxford’s fourth exhibition and iteration of KALEIDOSCOPE, a celebration of 50 years as an internationally acclaimed gallery. The exhibition features works by Marina Abramović, Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Dorothy Cross, Richard Long, Agnes Martin, Otobong Nkanga, Yoko Ono, Hannah Rickards, and Richard Long. Upon entering the gallery the […]
Marina Abramović has issued another apology, for a passage in her new memoir, which is to be published in October which described Aboriginal people as dinosaurs. The 384-page book, titled ‘Walk Through Walls’, is currently making the rounds on sites like Facebook and Twitter in the build-up to release. The collector’s edition, “comes with an uncoated cover enclosed in […]
Modern Art Oxford is soon to unveil its fourth exhibition ‘It’s Me to the World’ in KALEIDOSCOPE, a celebration of 50 years as an internationally acclaimed gallery. The latest iteration will feature works by Marina Abramović, Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Dorothy Cross, Richard Long, Agnes Martin, Otobong Nkanga, Yoko Ono and Hannah Rickards. But the work […]
NEON is partnering with the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) for the first time, on a major collaboration of Performance and Immaterial Art in Athens. Hosted at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) over a period of seven weeks, As One will consist of the Abramović Method, newly commissioned performance pieces by Greek artists, and an extensive public program of lectures, workshops, discussions […]
It’s been a year of everyone suing everyone else, grappling over intellectual property, and spending too much at the auctions. Only yesterday a dispatch box used by Maggie Thatcher sold for £200k plus commission at Christie’s, smashing its initial timid estimate of under £5,000. I watched the sale unfold in which a collective hysteria seemed […]
Actor turned ‘Performance artist’ Shia LaBeouf has launched his latest artwork in Liverpool. “#TOUCHMYSOUL” examines the culture and nature of fame and the gap between a celebrity’s public persona and real life. The Hollywood actor has created a dedicated call centre at Fact gallery, where he and his two collaborators are taking calls live. Instead of the usual conversation the […]
The BBC has defended itself from criticism by the Rupert Murdock owned Sun newspaper who labelled its digital arts website, ‘The Space’ as an “eccentric digital arts project”. The Space features experimental artists including Marina Abramovic, Jeremy Deller and Gilbert and George. The publication questioned the £8.16m earmarked from the licence fee for it. But in […]
The art world celebrity and performance artist Marina Abramović is to collaborate with French fashion house Givenchy and its creative director, Riccardo Tisci, on his spring New York fashion show, WWD reports. This autumn, the company will unveil a 5,000 square-foot flagship store in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at 747 Madison avenue, the location has […]
Visual Art is not the type of thing that you really expect to find at a Hollywood event, a few statues maybe – but not the kind that you may find in The Museum of Modern Art – but this year, the Art of Elysium, a charity organisation that brings art to children battling medical […]
Jeff Koons is facing a second lawsuit over alleged plagiarism of intellectual property in two weeks; first regarding the sculpture ‘Naked’ supposedly copying the photography of Jean-François Bauret, and now the sculpture ‘Fait d’Hiver’, borrowing from a French clothing advert of 1985 by Franck Davidovici. They form part of his 1988 ‘Banality’ series, of which […]
News emerged this week that Shia LaBeouf was ‘raped’ by a spectator at his collaborative show with the artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö #IAMSORRY. Hold on a second, Shia LaBeouf has referenced Marina Abramovic’s famous ‘The Artist is Present’ performance?! That’s as depressing as similarly annoying youngish American actor James Franco pinching (and woefully […]
9 August 2014
Marina Abramovic demands a certain sensitivity in engagement, she works with spiritual intelligence, a landscape of thought that operates through our senses rather than an academic portfolio of images and discussion. Entering the exhibition invited an experience that was unique to the world of energy, presence, healing, consciousness, creativity and transformation. I am someone that […]
Marina Abramović the Serbian born conceptual artist reaches the half-way mark of her residency at the Serpentine Gallery today, at 6pm on Saturday 19 July. The artist now completes her 256th hour of performing with the public. To mark the occasion, the Serpentine, in collaboration with The Space, will release a short series of brief […]
18 June 2014
I am dispersing with the usual third person format in summarising Marina Abramović’s residence at the Serpentine, this being an ‘experience’ not an exhibition, and entirely subjective to each individual’s impression of it, bound to change immeasurably from person to person. Press and public alike cannot but refer to this new piece without needing to contextualise […]
Marina Abramović has taken over the Serpentine Gallery to present a unique work. The globally acclaimed artist began her performance in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week until 25 August. Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the […]
Marina Abramović will be presenting an unique new work at the Serpentine Gallery in London in June. The internationally acclaimed artist will perform in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week. Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the […]
Last night saw the first event on the Art Basel Miami week calendar, the launch of the UNTITLED art fair. In two short years this pavilion on the Beach, at the start of Ocean Drive, has grown to become a contender as an important international art fair. Comprised of mostly New York galleries there was […]
Eight works generously donated by leading contemporary artists are to be auctioned by Sotheby’s to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Works by Marina Abramović, William Eggleston, Inka Essenhigh, Theaster Gates, Wade Guyton, Louise Lawler, Raymond Pettibon, and Ai Weiwei, will be included in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale on 14 November 2013 which […]
Marina Abramovic, the New York-based, Serbian-born performance artist is using Kickstart to crowd fund her new institute designed by Rem Koolhaas. The Institute is dedicated to the presentation and preservation of long durational work, including that of performance art, dance, theater, film, music, opera, and other forms that may develop in the future. MAI will […]
Parcours is an array of site-specific artworks installed across the Klingental neighborhood of Basel. For its fourth year, the 2013 edition has moved into the Klingental neighborhood of Basel, one of the city’s most culturally diverse and creatively active quarters. Presenting 17 high-caliber works by renowned international artists – Marina Abramović, Marc Bauer, Olaf Breuning, […]
Marina Abramovic has unveiled the architectural designs for her eagerly anticipated performance art centre – The Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art. Iconic architect Rem Koolhaas has been enlisted to design and build the museum in Hudson, New York – a space exclusively dedicated to performance art pieces with the duration of […]
The opera by Marina Abramovic and Robert Wilson “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” has opened in Madrid this week, to strong reviews. Though some have stated that “parts of the second act drag.” All is forgiven the moment where the artist, playing herself, removes a mask of her own face. This sounds particularly […]
Sex has preoccupied artists since the beginning of time – look no further than prehistoric Venus figurines! But today, despite the all-pervasiveness of sexualised imagery in contemporary culture, most artists merely knowingly nod towards baby-making rather than confronting this epidemic head on. So here are six artists bucking the trend… Paul McCarthy Paul McCarthy’s […]