Performance is the language that Abramovic, winner of the Golden Lion at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997, favors for her artistic expression. In performance the body empties itself to serve as a go-between for energy in its passage from matter to spirit and space. Her experiences in Tibet, in Ladakh and among the Australian Aborigines and her studies of various rituals have allowed her to understand how to bring the body to a borderline state.
With support from the UM Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Chelsea’s River Gallery, and MOCAD — Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
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