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Marina Abramović, ‘Count on us (Tesla)’, 2003, Lia Rumma
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Count on us (Tesla), 2003

C-Black and white chromogenic print
80 3/10 × 72 2/5 in
204 × 184 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Milan, Napoli
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Lia Rumma
Milan, Napoli

The work pays homage to the famous Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, who Abramovic feels connected …

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Marina Abramović
Serbian, b. 1946
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Working in a wide range of media, Marina Abramović is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. In an early performance entitled Rhythm 10, Abramović repeatedly stabbed the spaces between her fingers with a series of knives, effectively testing the relationship between the mental and physical, and reinterpreting the concept of rhythm. Between 1976 and 1988, Abramović collaborated with German photographer and performance artist Ulay to create performance works that explore such binaries as male and female, active and passive, through the execution of repetitive, exhausting, and often painful actions. Abramović has continued to work independently since then, staging performative works that increasingly demand viewer involvement, such as her MoMA retrospective, “The Artist Is Present,” in which museum visitors could sit down across from Abramović at a table and engage in a silent exchange with the artist.

Marina Abramović, ‘Count on us (Tesla)’, 2003, Lia Rumma
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About the work
Lia Rumma
Milan, Napoli

The work pays homage to the famous Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, who Abramovic feels connected with through their shared interest in energy and its transmission. Tesla is well known in the former Yugoslavia both for his scientific experiments with electricity and for castrating himself in order to more fully devote …

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Count on us
Marina Abramović
Serbian, b. 1946
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Working in a wide range of media, Marina Abramović is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. In an early performance entitled Rhythm 10, Abramović repeatedly stabbed the spaces between her fingers with a series of knives, effectively testing the relationship between the mental and physical, and reinterpreting the concept of rhythm. Between 1976 and 1988, Abramović collaborated with German photographer and performance artist Ulay to create performance works that explore such binaries as male and female, active and passive, through the execution of repetitive, exhausting, and often painful actions. Abramović has continued to work independently since then, staging performative works that increasingly demand viewer involvement, such as her MoMA retrospective, “The Artist Is Present,” in which museum visitors could sit down across from Abramović at a table and engage in a silent exchange with the artist.

Count on us (Tesla), 2003

C-Black and white chromogenic print
80 3/10 × 72 2/5 in
204 × 184 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Milan, Napoli
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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