Abramović’s exhibition at the Royal Academy
Twice postponed due to the pandemic, this exhibition is finally running at the RA. Truly significant and well worth a visit, as it is the first major solo exhibition of her work ever held in the UK. For the artist who brought performance art from its experimental beginnings to the mainstream throughout the five-decade career, the exhibition is long overdue.
In Abramović’s major exhibition, RA brings together works spanning her entire career. For 50 years the artist has consistently tested the limits of her own physical and mental endurance in her work, subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain and even the possibility of death, as well as studying nature and energy later in her career.
Curated in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition offers visitors the sort of intense, physical encounter for which she has become known.
Various works of Abramović are re-performed during the run of the show, so no two visits to the RA will be the same. Visitors to the Royal Academy will have a chance to see Imponderabilia, Nude with Skeleton, Luminosity and The House with the Ocean View, featuring performance artists who are all cast and trained by the Marina Abramović Institute.
The exhibition runs until the end of the year, so make sure you don’t miss it!