Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Marina Abramović

Thinking Breathing Thinking Breathing Pulling [...]

Artists' Research Laboratory (VII CSAV)
29 June–20 July 2001

Marina Abramović is the Visiting Professor of the 7th edition of the Advanced Course in Visual Arts, she was born in Belgrade and she is a leading light on the international art scene, often cited as one of the
chief exponents of Body Art. Abramović's career stretches back to 1969. She was the recipient of the Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennal in 1997, and has always used her body in performances which have taken her to the leading museums of Europe, as well as to China, Tibet and Australia. The artist is know for pushing her emotions to breaking point in a bid to theatralize her most intimate experiences, provoking a strong emotional response from her audiences.

Annie Ratti
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Angela Vettese
Anna Daneri

Invited artist

Marina Abramović (b. 1946, Belgrade, Serbia) lives and works in New York. She began her career as performance artist in the early 1970s. Active for over four decades, her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Working in a wide range of media, she is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. Between 1976 and 1988, Abramović collaborated with German photographer and performance artist Ulay to create performance works that explore such binaries as male and female, active and passive, through the execution of repetitive, exhausting, and often painful actions. Abramović has continued to work independently since then, staging performative works that increasingly demand viewer involvement.

Abramović was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale. In 2008, she was decorated with the Austrian Commander Cross for her contribution to art history.

Participant artists

Kristine Alksne
Meris Angioletti
Anna Bokström
Heike Bolling
Katthy Cavaliere
Paolo Chiasera
Stefano Cossu
Vanessa Farinha
Daniele Geminiani
Suzanne Geraghty
Alberto Guidato
Pawel Kruk
Gianluca Malgeri
Tessa Manon den Uyl
John Phillip Mäkinen
Marzia Migliora
Margherita Morgantin
Carlos Navarrete
Edith Payer
Paride Petrei
Barak Reiser
Giullame Robert
Valeria Sanguini
Andrea Schneemeier
Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir
Francesca Tilotta


Marina Abramović

Energy Clothes

22 July–9 September 2001

Banca delle Idee

22 July–9 September 2001


Marina Abramović

Artist body/ Public Body

30 June 2001

Lorand Hegyi

Rehabilitation of History: Questioning the East, Myth, Prejudice, Illusion, Reality

7 July 2001

Societas Raffaello Sanzio

Di cosa è capace il corpo - Uovo di bocca

13 July 2001


Marina Abramović


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