At once radical, controversial and revered, Marina Abramovic (*1946 in Belgrade, Serbia) is one of the most discussed artists today. Famous for her groundbreaking performance works, she continues to expand the boundaries of art. The publication accompanying her first major retrospective in Europe gives an extensive overview of her work from the earliest years until today: film, photography, paintings and objects, installations and archival material.
Since the early 1970s Marina Abramovic explores the intersection between performing and visual art in her work and, though rarely overtly political, poses questions of power and hierarchy. In addressing fundamental issues of our existence and seeking the core of notions like loss, memory, pain, endurance, and trust, she both provokes and moves us.
Editor: Lena Essling, Moderna Museet
Contributors: Marina Abramovic, Tine Colstrup, Lena Essling, Adrian Heathfield, Devin Zuber, Bojana Pejic
Design: Miko McGinty
280 pages with 125 illustrations
21,7 x 28 cm
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, Germany