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Tue, Jun 25

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Online Lecture

FREE: Marina Abramović, the cult of the hero

In this one hour talk we look at the work of the incredible charismatic Abramović, where life is art and art is life. more info below

FREE: Marina Abramović, the cult of the hero
FREE: Marina Abramović, the cult of the hero

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Online Lecture

About the Event

The making of Marina Abramović as an icon, an idol, a brand has grown the moment she landed in America. Embraced by stars of the music industry and Hollywood, she has become bigger than life. Breaking attendance records at the Moma in 2010 with her performance ‘The Artist is Present’, she attracted more than 850,000 visitors, many of whom queued all night for a one-to-one audience with Abramović, weeping when they finally sat in front of her.

The work reaffirmed the artist’s capacity for endurance and interpersonal engagement, but also revealed the powerful appeal of the idol, the ever-expanding cult of celebrity, and the current love to share every single minute and every aspect of our lives with everyone.

Her recent exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam have only cemented her aura as the greatest female performance artist ever to grace the earth. She has accumulated devoted followers all over the world, especially among the younger generation; her advocating of physical struggle or sacrifice for enlightenment; and the push for a sense of balance, openness, and calm resonates with many during a time in which so much is in turmoil.

delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

NB This talk is delivered in partnership with Different Level.

Booking via their website.

Registration opens a month in advance.

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