Welcome back Marina Abramović!
It’s the Marina’s week here in Florence! On the occasion of the first Italian retrospective at Palazzo Strozzi, curated by the director Arturo Galansino, Marina Abramović is back in the city and Florence Biennale is glad to welcome her (again) during the preview of the exhibition Thursday the 20th of September.
From 21 September 2018 to 20 January 2019 Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition featuring Marina Abramović, one of the most famous and controversial figures in contemporary art, whose works have revolutionized the idea of performance, testing her body and expressive potential to the limit.
The event is a unique retrospective bringing together more than a hundred works, providing a comprehensive survey of her most famous creations, from a career ranging from the 1970s to the 2000s, including videos, photographs, paintings, objects, installations, and live recreations of her most famous performances by a group of performers specially chosen and trained for this show.
You can red more about “The Cleaner” in our latest post here
Marina Abramović & Florence Biennale
Florence Biennale has already met Marina who came in Florence for her very first time in 2009. During the VIIIth Florence Biennale (2009) the prestigious Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” for Lifetime Achievement was presented to the performance artist Marina Abramović. On this occasion the artist presented an exhibit featuring her videos and she also, for the first time, read her Manifesto, which was greeted enthusiastically by the audience and received widespread coverage by national and international news agencies, including CNN, which ran a piece on the Biennale.
Read more about Marina Abramović at the VIIIth Florence Biennale here