Ossian Ward’s Marina Abramovic is an accessible insight into the incredible life and work of Marina Abramovic.

Ossian district Marina Abramovi? is an accessible, completely up-to-date, expert-written introduction and overview of the incredible life and work of Marina Abramovic, published in full collaboration with Ambramovi? and his studio.

Ossian Ward's Marina Abramovic is an accessible insight into the incredible life and work of Marina Abramovic.
Marina with Falcon, 2014, Rub’ Al Khali, Abu Dhabi

In 2010, Ward planned to interview and photograph Abramovi? for the cover of Time Out magazine, which was only accepted if he could find a bird of prey to pose with her. After filming was complete, she took Ward and the crew to a bullfight in Las Ventas. This encounter sets the scene for Abramovi? over her 50-year career as an activist, which put her at risk, but also increasingly sought to transcend more inflictions of pain and achieve thought-infused art without objects. , emotion and control.

Ulay/Marina Abramovic AAA-AAA Interpreted for television, 15 minutes, RTB television studio, Liège, Belgium, February 1978 © Ulay/Marina Abramovi?  Courtesy of Marina Abramovi?  Archive VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Ulay/Marina Abramovic AAA-AAA Interpreted for television, 15 minutes, RTB television studio, Liège, Belgium, February 1978 © Ulay/Marina Abramovic Courtesy of the Marina Abramovic Archives VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Ward discusses Abramovic’s life through an investigation of his work, from She (1973-74), resting energy1980, in collaboration with Ulay, for Life, 2019, mixed reality performance and presentation at the Serpentine Galleries. Marina Abramovic is truly a pioneer of performance art as a visual art form. Her work – known for its feats of endurance, pain and intense physical encounter – has pushed the boundaries of contemporary art and cemented her reputation as one of the most important artists of the past 50 years. This book brings together his comprehensive practice in one concise and essential volume.

Marina Abramovic The Life, 2019, mixed reality performance and presentation at Serpentine
Image courtesy of Marina Abramovic and Tin Drum

About the Author: Ossian Ward is responsible for content at the Lisson gallery. He was previously Chief Art Critic at Time Out London. He is the author of Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art.

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