MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ – TWO HEARTS

AUTHOR PRESENTS A SERIES OF IMAGES BY ART’S MOST INFAMOUS

PROVOCATEUR

She may be the “Godmother of Performance Art”, but Marina Abramović is anything but a motherly

figure, with her confronting works as controversial as they are conflicting. Her name is now synonymous

with pushing one’s physical, mental and psychological limits. The Serbian-born artist has courted her

notoriety with ruthless performances that deal in trauma, sacrifice, death, obsession, free will, and fear,

mostly dealt out to her directly through self-induced suffering, her best-known works leaving her own

body scarred. In this extract from our extended feature in AUTHOR, we bring you images from her

retrospective exhibition, Two Hearts, which continues her dismemberment of society’s ideal of life

and death, and the kind of morality that envelopes either state.






Text by MICHAELA WILLIAMS

Pictures courtesy of Marina Abramović, Archives, and Galerie Krinzinger

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