Marina Abramovic in conversation with curator Arturo Galansino

Artist talk, September 22, 3:30pm

From 21 September 2018 to 20 January 2019 Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramović , one of the most celebrated and controversial personalities of contemporary art, who with her works has revolutionized the idea of ​​performance by testing her body, its limits and its potential for expression.

The event is an extraordinary retrospective that will bring together over 100 works, offering an overview of the most famous works of his career, from the seventies to the 2000s , through videos, photographs, paintings, objects, installations and the live re-enactment of his famous performance through a group of performers specifically trained and selected for the exhibition.

The exhibition stems from the direct collaboration with the artist in the will to continue - after Ai Weiwei and Bill Viola - the series of exhibitions that led to the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi the major representatives of contemporary art. The building will once again be used as a single exhibition space, allowing Marina Abramović to meet for the first time with a Renaissance architecture and in which the close relationship she has had and continues to have with Italy will be underlined.

Saturday, September 22 at 15.30 the artist will be the protagonist of the special event already SOLD OUT organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theater. In conversation with Arturo Galansino, curator of the exhibition and general director of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the artist will tackle some of the themes of his existential and creative journey, retracing the stages of his career from the beginning in Serbia to the last great performances in the world.

The exhibition is organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, produced by Moderna Museet, Stockholm in collaboration with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. 
Curated by Arturo Galansino, Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, Lena Essling, Moderna Museet, with Tine Colstrup, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and Susanne Kleine, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn.


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