[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Marina Abramovic Performs - Nov 9 - 15

neil jenkins neil at devoid.co.uk
Thu Nov 3 00:11:14 CET 2005

wish i was in new york..


Marina Abramovic
Seven Easy Pieces

In the early 1970s Marina Abramovic pioneered the use of performance as 
visual art. With Seven Easy Pieces (November 9-15), Abramovic reenacts 
seminal performance works by her peers dating from the 1960s and '70s. 
The project is premised on the fact that little documentation exists 
for most performances from this critical early period; one often has to 
rely upon testimonies from witnesses or photographs that show only 
portions of any given piece. Seven Easy Pieces examines the possibility 
of redoing and preserving an art form that is, by nature, ephemeral.

Abramovic will perform the following works on seven consecutive nights, 
from 5 pm-midnight, in the Rotunda:

Wednesday, November 9
Bruce Nauman, Body Pressure, 1974

Thursday, November 10
Vito Acconci, Seedbed, 1972

Friday, November 11
VALIE EXPORT, Action Pants: Genital Panic, 1969

Saturday, November 12
Gina Pane, The Conditioning first action of Self-Portrait(s), 1973

Sunday, November 13
Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, 1965

Monday, November 14
Marina Abramovic, Lips of Thomas, 1975

Tuesday, November 15
Marina Abramovic, Entering the Other Side, 2005

Seven Easy Pieces is dedicated to Susan Sontag.


More information about the NetBehaviour mailing list