The artist Marina Abramovic is coming back to Milan with her new work The Abramovic Method. This is the first major museum exhibition premiering new works since her groundbreaking retrospective in 2010 at the MoMA, New York.
The Abramovic Method was born from the artist’s reflections on three major performances from the last decade: The House With the Ocean View (2002), Seven Easy Pieces (2005) and The Artist is Present (2010). These performances left a deep imprint on Abramovic’s perception of her work in relation to the public.
“The performance has no meaning without the public because, as Duchamp said, it is the public that completes the work of art. In the case of performance, I would say that public and performer are not only complementary but almost inseparable.”, explains Abramovic.
These works, which combine furniture with embedded minerals, allow for the public to interact with them though standing, sitting or lying down on the sculptures. Through this pathway, people are offered the chance to expand their senses, to observe, and to learn to listen, both to others and to themselves.
In order to emphasize the dichotomies of observer and observed, actor and spectator, Marina Abramovic has install a series of telescopes within the exhibition, by AURIGA, for visitors to look at the macro and micro point of views of those who decide to tackle the interactive installations.
The Abramovic Method will be on view at the PAC from March 21 through June 10, 2012.Book Mark it-> del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList Tags: Marina Abramovic, performing arts, The Abramovic method