In fırst 15 pages l have already found my unexpessed feelings on two books. Fırst, "It was agonizing: there was no escape.I suffred along with K." on The Castle by Kafka. Second, "reading Rilke was like breathing in pure poetic oxygen.Toxicating." Ne kadınsın hatun. #marinaabramovic#walkthroughwalls
- "Because I had come to believe that art must be disturbing, art must ask questions, art must predict the future. If art is just political, it becomes like newspaper. It can be used once, and the next day it's yesterday's news. Only layers of meaning can give long life to art - that way, society takes what it needs from the work over time" - Marina Abramović #marinaabramovic#walkthroughwalls#quote#foodforthought#art#artist#inspiration
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I drove to the hills earlier listening to the @abramovicinstitute autobiography #WalkThroughWalls . Marina said: "There is a moment in your life when you realize you don't actually need anything. Make it simple. Increase contact. Remove barriers." It had me thinking about how I'll never be someone that manufactures an aesthetic. I see you all curating your social media to present a certain vibe and look, and at times I've been envious that someone could even be that selective in conveying who they are. I really do respect your hustle. But I'm always going to post, on a whim, the same selfies with the same damn expression on my face (see, I'm self-aware), a bunch of shit about Lady Gaga that nobody cares about, and things that talk about my emotions as I feel them. Because, for me, it's uncomfortable to think about trying so hard to create a single image of my identity-- I can't compare. I'm just here. (And since I never pass up a chance to be critical: @ all the gays-- I see your profiles and how many likes you get on pics of your face vs. pics of things pertaining to your life that may matter more to you than a selfie, and the difference is crazy. If you pay attention to that and curate your posts accordingly, I hope you see yourself slowly losing sight of your trajectory. Please don't do that, just exist. xoxo)
This memoir spans Marina Abramovic’s five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. Taking us from her early life in communist ex-Yugoslavia, to her time as an a young art student in Belgrade in the 1970s, where she first made her mark with a series of pieces that used the body as a canvas, the book also describes her relationship with the West German performance artist named Ulay who was her lover and sole collaborator for 12 years.
Abramovic has collaborated with stars from Lady Gaga to Jay-Z, James Franco and Willem Dafoe. Best known for her recent pieces ‘The Artist is Present’ and ‘512 Hours’, this book is a fascinating insight into the life of one of the most important artists working today, and the woman who has been described as ‘the grandmother of performance art’. #papercut#papercutshop#book#bookstagram#igreads#walkthroughwalls#marinaabramovic#memoir#performanceart#art#ulay#ladygaga#jayz#willemdafoe#figtree#penguinbooks#randomhouse