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Living the art

— New York


New York-based Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic´ is not about ‘easy’ art. Preparations for her recent show involved her and 39 people living in a barn with no food and no talking for three days. Here she explains how she works.

Lisson Gallery, Marina Abramovic, Performing Arts

“I really hate the studio, because I think artists have a habit of dividing the private life from the artistic life. I believe that artists can’t produce so many great works in the studio. You are creating something which I’m very afraid of doing: art pollution. You understand the kind of work that will have success with your audience and you start making it again and again, and you lose yourself. The worst part is that you don’t surprise yourself with your work, you don’t get new ideas or take risks, because of the possibility of failure. But…


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