“Marina Abramović: 512 Hours” in London
This post is for all those who want to be part of an artistic moment that will always remain in the history of art.
You surely have heard at least once about Marina Abramović, the Serbian performance artist who has based her career on the relationship between performer and audience and on the limits and the possibilities of body and mind.
She is coming back with a new and much awaited performance, and it will be right in London.
“Marina Abramović: 512 Hours” will take place at the Serpentine Gallery from June 11th to August 25th. It will be free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. She will be personally performing at the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week.
The public, as it always is for her works, will be part of the performance itself, but only with their body and mind: in fact, on arrival, they’ll be asked to leave everything they have on them (bags, jackets, electronic equipment, etc.) to have the purest artistic experience. “It’s the public and me and nothing else,” she told The Guardian recently, and about the performance she said: “There’s no work, just me, and the public is my live material, and that’s the most radical, the most pure I can do.”
So, if you want to be a small part of the history of art, go check this out. The Serpentine Gallery is in Kensington Gardens, a few minutes walking from both Astor Queensway and Astor Hyde Park, but easily reachable also from Astor Victoria and Astor Museum.