Publisher: 24 Ore Cultura Srl
MAI Marina Abramovic
A fascinating career overview of performance artist Marina Abramovic, published to accompany the opening of the MAI – Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art in Hudson, New York.
This volume, published in conjunction with the opening of the MAI – Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art – the only venue of its kind for the conservation, production and enjoyment of long-duration performances – is not only a celebration of the project, but also a summary of Abramovic’s career. Her career stretches from the provocative experiments of the 1970s all the way to the artist’s most recent performances: her magnetic New York masterpiece The Artist is Present and her multisensory experience in PAC in Milan, thanks to which she developed the fully-fledged performance method: The Abramovic Method. This is the next step in Abramovic’s work: the fact that she will not necessarily have to be present in person, instead replaced by her Method. Enriched by previously unpublished photographic documentation as well as illustrations realized ad hoc by Adrianna Vairo, in close collaboration with Marina Abramovic, this book reveals the inspiration and the aims behind an experience that has become a unique interactive project.