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Marina Abramovic exposition in Palazzo Strozzi

"The true masterpiece would be my funeral"

From September 21, 2018 to January 20, 2019, Palazzo Strozzi will be housing the exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramovic. Stemming from a direct collaboration with the performance artist, the retrospective showcases more than 100 works, created between the ‘60s and the ‘00s, including photographs, videos and installations. For the first time, a woman will be the absolute protagonist of an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi.

New York – 1978 – 2-inch video transferred to digital media (b/n, with sound), 12’57

Amsterdam – 2009 -Portrait with Golden Mask, video (colour, without sound), 30’05”

Stromboli III (Volcano) 2002, lambda digital printing of typeC, b/n, cm 79 x 99

The exhibition title, “The Cleaner”, is inspired to a particular creative and existential moment, which led the artist to reflect on her own life

―Life is like a house: you keep the essentials and get rid of the rest — the past, memories, and fate

“The Artist is Present” – Marina Abramovic MoMA – New York / Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2010

“The Artist is Present” – Marina Abramovic MoMA – New York / Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2010

New York – 1997 – Balkan Baroque (Bones), video (b/n, with sound), 9’42”

New York – 1997 – Balkan Baroque (Bones), video (b/n, with sound), 9’42”

“Marina Abramovic’s artistic journey spanned half a century. It challenged our limits, redefined the performer-audience relationship while offering a new concept of performance and left an indelible mark on the collective imagination”, says Arturo Galansino – General Director and curator of the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi.

New York – 1997 – Spirit House-Luminosity, performance, 5’18”

New York, 2002-2018, “The House with the Ocean View”, multimedia installation

―The essence of performance art is that the audience and the performer become co-creators
LThe highlight will be a series of re-performances, which will rotate every day within the exhibition, turning Palazzo Strozzi into a mutable, ever-changing space..

INFO palazzostrozzi.org/mostre/marina-abramovic

Elisa Imperi
25/9/2018

All photos, courtesy Marina Abramović Archives,
Marina Abramović by SIAE 2018