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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic

Exclusive video: Marina Abramovic advises public to complain to a tree to help heal from 2020

Complain to a Tree is the latest addition to the “Abramovic Method”, a series of exercises developed by the artist for practicing being present, which she will reveal on a new Sky Arts programme

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Public art

Marina Abramovic work to show on 'world's largest digital canvas' in London

Curator Marco Brambilla says public art programme on vast screens off Tottenham Court Road will rival Tate's Turbine Hall commissions in impact

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

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Artists

Opera as art: the rise of the artist as impresario

Marina Abramovic's opera The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, which opened to a socially distanced audience in Munich last week, is the latest in a long history of artistic explorations of the art form

Personal stories of coronavirus

See how artists have been handling the pandemic in Hirshhorn Artist Diaries series

Howardena Pindell, Arlene Shechet, Eric Gottesman, and Marina Abramovic reflect on what it is like to work in isolation as part of a “living archive” of videos commissioned by the museum, and shared exclusively with The Art Newspaper

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‘It is dangerous for artists when the events of the day change their work’: Marina Abramovic on art and the coronavirus pandemic

The performance artist has been in lockdown in Austria and spoke to us exclusively about making work in isolation and following Matisse’s example as a response to the crisis

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Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on performance art post-pandemic

Plus, what is it like to visit a museum post-lockdown? Produced in association with Christie's

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'Italy, I love you': Marina Abramovic releases moving video message during the coronavirus crisis

Performance artist says we "must learn a lesson" from the disaster of the pandemic in her contribution to Palazzo Strozzi's new digital project

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Obituaries

Pioneering performance artist Ulay has died, aged 76

Marina Abramović's former partner and collaborator passed away in Ljubljana

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Diary

Miles Greenberg—mentee of Marina Abramovic—stages visually absorbing performance in New York

Greenberg has previously performed at Manifesta 11 and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center

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Exhibitions

Radical performance artist Ulay gets a solo show at Stedelijk Museum

In the years before and after his collaboration with Marina Abramović, he created important works, curators say

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Art market

Marina Abramovic’s The Life to become first mixed reality work ever auctioned

Christie’s will sell the piece with a £600,000 price tag next October to coincide with artist’s Royal Academy retrospective

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Art fairs

'It was painful, it was hardship': Marina Abramovic on her ill-fated, epic walk towards Ulay across the Great Wall of China

Three decades after the artists made the journey, in the dying throes of their relationship, PhotoFairs Shanghai is showing the work for the first time in the country

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Exhibitions

Bare necessities: would you brush up against naked performers to get inside Marina Abramovic’s 2020 London show?

Artist's famous nude performance—first done with Ulay—to be recreated in her retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts next year

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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Marina Abramovic attacked with painting at exhibition in Florence

An amateur artist hit the artist over the head with framed work on paper

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‘We’re all in the same boat’: Marina Abramovic poster angers Italian right-wing politician

Trieste deputy mayor Paolo Polidori calls image commissioned for sailing regatta “political propaganda”

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Commercial galleries

Radical performance artist Ulay to show rarely seen works in London exhibition

Marina Abramovic’s ex-partner has signed up with Richard Saltoun gallery

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Art market

From Marina Abramovic's face to a butcher's shop diorama, early sales at Masterpiece London

UK capital's heatwave lends a relaxed summer atmosphere to cross-collecting fair, where deals are done at a slower tempo than at contemporary events

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The Buck stopped here

'Cut into your finger and sprinkle urine on bad dreams': Marina Abramovic shares her spiritual recipes

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Podcast episode 38: Marina Abramovic and Michael Jackson

We speak to the queen of performance art about casting herself in stone and to the National Portrait Gallery’s director Nicholas Cullinan about the king of pop’s influence on artists.

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The Buck stopped here

Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramovic battle it out at launch of new VR works

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Artists

Marina Abramovic turns Seven Deaths project into an opera to debut in Munich in 2020

Artist will direct the production, which was originally conceived as a cinematic tribute to her lifelong hero Maria Callas

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The Rachel Report

Smells like Marina spirit

Abramovic’s show in 2020 at London’s Royal Academy of Arts will mark the first time a woman has been the subject of a retrospective at the prestigious institution

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Exhibitions

First major retrospective of Marina Abramovic in Europe opens in Denmark

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in in Humlebæk will stage reperformances of some of her most famous pieces

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Marina Abramovic will be done with dying after "Seven Deaths"

She will be stepping into her hero Maria Callas' shoes for the project

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Art Basel

Art Basel devises new strand devoted to performance art

New one-off inclusion includes works by Abramovic, Ono and Nauman

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Exhibitions

Marina Abramovic dies on stage

The ceremony is part of the US debut of “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic”

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Films

New Abramovic film explores public and private endurance tests

Akers's film recounts the artist’s decades of arduous performances—and reveals a charming woman beneath the steely surface

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Sean Kelly: Marina Abramovic, art fairs, and expanding off the beaten path

The British-born dealer may be a reluctant power-player, but his new, larger space reflects his place in the pecking order

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Films

"Art in the Twenty-first Century" brings big personalities to the small screen

This US television series offers insights into the history and practice of artists from Marina Abramovic to Ai Weiwei

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News

Marina Abramovic hires Rem Koolhaas to design her centre

The museum will purportedly need $8m in funds

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Artist interview

Interview with Antony Hegarty: “I think the art world is where I belong”

The musician explains why he is performing in the stage production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

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Features

Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken and Matthew Barney are leading the way in a new kind of theatrical art

"In long, durational performance, you change the performer and the public" says Abramovic

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Artist interview

Interview with Marina Abramovic: "Life is getting faster, the art has to go slower”

Marina Abramovic on the pain of sitting still, being the black sheep of the family and working with Robert Wilson

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Exhibitions

Marina Abramovic exhibition opens at the Lisson Gallery

She enthused over the photo posing techniques perfected by Marilyn Monroe

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Exhibitions

Marina Abramovic's the Artist is Present at MoMA

This massive retrospective will include recreations of past pieces as well as a new, physically demanding work

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Exhibitions

Abramovic takes over MoMA with The Artist is Present and a selection of past works

Artist reveals plans for the longest performance of her career

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Exhibitions

News from New York: Marathon sailing and cycling, while Marina Abramovic bares all

The Yugoslavian artist draws the crowds at the Guggenheim with her racy restaging of iconic performance art

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Artist interview

Interview with Marina Abramovic on her reperformances at the Guggenheim: Back to the classics

The Yugoslav-born artist will re-enact famous performances from the 1970s this month

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Exhibitions

Marina Abramovic's The house with the ocean view at the Sean Kelly gallery

The artist will be living for 12 long days within a set of purpose-built structures in the gallery while obeying a whole sequence of self-imposed strictures

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Features

Marina Abramovic: reflecting on the good witch of the East

The Yugoslavian-born artist continues to animate audiences with her exercises in pleasure and pain