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Hans Ulrich Obrist’s “do it” project asks artists to create instructions so that others may execute their work. In 1996, Abramović asked users to “Please dress yourself in the apron, open the book, and begin to realize the artist’s instructions of your choice.”

About Marina Abramović

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.

Serbian, b. 1946, Belgrade, Serbia, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Marina Abramović: 512 Hours, Serpentine Galleries
2014
Marina Abramović: Generator, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2011
Kreëmart at MOCA Annual Gala, Kreëmart, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
KALEIDOSCOPE: It’s Me to the World, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
2015
Installment 3: Pop & Music/Sound, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2015
What's happening?, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
2014
GLE at Mana, Mana Contemporary, Miami
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