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Marina Abramovic: Performing Body

Publisher: Milano (Milan): Charta, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 8881581604
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108311



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Performances and installations by Marina Abramovic. Text (in Italian and English) by Dobrila Denegri. Includes a list of illustrations, biography and exhibitions. Designed by Gabriele Nason. 48 pp., with 22 black-and-white and 9 four-color illustrations finely printed on heavy coated paper. 10-5/8 x 8-1/4 inches. Published on the occasion of 1997 performances and installations at Studio Miscetti and Zerynthia, Rome.


Fine (a tiny abrasion at lower left rear corner, else New).


From the publisher: "This book records Marina Abramovic's return to Rome after an absence of twenty years. Born in Belgrade, she has taught at the Berlin Hochschule and the Paris Academy, and has taken part in exhibitions and events at museums all over the world. In 1997 she won the Leone d'Oro at the 47th Venice Biennale. A modern nomad, as she likes to define herself, she sees the whole world as her studio and centers her work on the crossing of borders, both in a physical and a metaphorical sense. Her perfect control over herslef has allowed her to be wrapped in live pythons and to walk for months along the Great Wall of China. This great internal strength gives rise to an art that is unique inits integrity, rawness, and transforming energy."