Marina Abramovic Research Paper

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Marina Abramovic and Ulay is often called ‘the grandmother of performance art’ In 2005(?), after parting ways with Ulay both romantically and artistically, Marina Abramovic started a new group of work Seven Easy Piece. In this work she mostly reenacted performances both hers and other artists’ (Marina Abramovic, Kristine Stiles, Klaus Biesenbach, Chrissie Iles). This decision shows Abramovic desire to find herself a new voice by using those of others. Contrary to her past work she is not the creator but the actor in those performances. The choice to reanact her piece Thomas Lips whom she created before meeting Ulay is particularly interesting as it express the desire to trace back who she was before her heavily emotional collaboration. Abramovic and Ulay’s time together had indeed been They were born on the same day (November 30th) and thus felt as if they had just found a long lost sibling. This cultivates a strong idea of fate and destiny in their relationship. Marina Abramovic said in the documentary ‘Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present’ (Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present,…show more content…
In 2010 from March 14–May 31, 2010 (750 hours) Marina Abramovic held a retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The artist had her pieces re-performed by a group of young performance artists whom she hand picked and trained herself. This decision shows the artist was ready not only to pass on the baton to a new generation of performance artists but also of creating a final distance between the personal aspect of her relationship with Ulay and the work they created as a pair. By having the work performed by someone else the personal story in which it was created disappears to make way for a more literal interpretation of the piece. Her performances where then not a story of her personal struggles but a exercise for people to try
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