The Royal Academy of Arts: Artist in Conversation with Marina Abramović Hon RA
Marina and her long-time friend Andrea Tarsia, the Royal Academy of Arts Director of Exhibitions, treated the overflowing Benjamin West Lecture Theatre to an open-hearted discussion of Marina’s total artistic devotion as her life’s work.
Marina’s mental and physical dedication to performance art expunged the limits of what art can be. Marina and Andrea discussed the next chapter of her work, freeing her determination in new practice “not just without pain, [but] with a huge amount of humour,” alongside the iconic, affecting pieces of her legacy.
As we contemplate the future of performance art and embrace Marina’s vision for the performance artists of tomorrow, we can observe the dynamic of her life’s work as she herself conceives how “[her…] legacy is going to continue.
Royal Academy of Arts, London
23 September 2023 to 1 January 2024