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Marina Abramovic : A Visual Biography

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'What makes A Visual Biography a must-have for fans is its sheer volume and comprehensiveness' - Artnet

The definitive guide to the life and work of Marina Abramovic, the world's most famous performance artist.

Combining brand-new interviews, never-before-seen images and fascinating ephemera, this book is a testament to the extraordinary life and work of one of our most courageous and groundbreaking artists, and is published to coincide with the opening of Abramovic's Royal Academy exhibition - the first major show by a female artist in the Academy's 255-year history. Agreeing to answer any question that was posed, Abramovic embarked on 17 months of candid interviews conducted by her friend and confidante, Katya Tylevich.

The result is a monolithic retrospective that takes us from the humble beginnings of a shy child sitting at the back of the class, to fearless pioneer, conquering and subverting the art world with boundary-pushing performances, and concluding with her most profound personal experience to date. Over 600 images from Abramovic's personal archives set these captivating memories alight, creating a fascinating, visual landscape and demonstrating the inextricably intertwined nature of her life and work. A breathtakingly intimate journey, we are led across deserts, oceans and cities to explore extreme highs and lows, all the while marvelling at how Abramovic approaches every success and setback with her signature humour and wit.

Details
  • Author: Marina Abramovic and Katya Tylevich
  • Hardcover: 496 pages | 602 photographs
  • Date published: September 2023
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0857829467
  • Product Dimensions: 31.0 x  23.4 cm

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