Project 30: Marina Abramović

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Project 30: Marina Abramović


There have been rumours…and they are true!

Marina Abramović is coming to Australia in June this year for our 30th Kaldor Public Art Project!

Today we officially announced that the internationally acclaimed performance artist will create a new transformative public art experience over 12 days at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay from 24 June - 5 July 2015.

Marina Abramović: In Residence will present the latest developments in Abramović’s four-decade-long career as a performance artist. Over the 12 days she, alongside her assistants, will conduct a series of exercises from the Abramović Method – exercises that seek to shift the roles of artist and audience.

“In Sydney, for Marina Abramović: In Residence, I will be like a conductor in the exhibition space, but it will be the public who will take the physical and emotional journey.” 
- Marina Abramović

The Project is a continuation of Abramović’s celebrated exhibition, 512 Hours, which was at London’s Serpentine Galleries from July until August in 2014. There she performed for the duration of the exhibition from 10am to 6pm, six days a week.



“…my relationship to the public is changing. It used to be very simple: the public was sitting in the audience and I was performing in front of them. Then…[In 512 Hours] the public were actually the ones performing and I just blended in.”
- Marina Abramović

Beyond Abramović’s work, Project 30 will give an unprecedented opportunity to Australian artists by facilitating a 12-day-long live-in residency. The residency will be held in the upstairs area above the exhibition space at Pier 2/3. Twelve Australian artists will be selected by Abramović to participate and will be personally mentored by her throughout the duration of project. More information about the participating artists will be announced in the coming months. In addition to the residency the pier will also host public talks and special events for the general public during exhibition hours.

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