Marie Cool Fabio Balducci
Hans Ulrich Obrist
The internationally acclaimed Marina Abramovic is the curator and lead artist of this epic exhibition of performance art. Each day the show will begin with an hour-long performance initiation by the artist leading up to a series of encounters between performers and audience.
The internationally acclaimed Marina Abramović is the curator and lead artist of this epic exhibition of performance art. Unprecedented in Britain, it features some of the most innovative performance artists working today.
For this ground-breaking event, all of the public spaces of the Whitworth have been emptied of their art and design. No part of the collection is on display, giving all the galleries over to the making and experiencing of performance art. Each day the exhibition will begin with an hour-long performance initiation by Marina Abramović leading up to a series of encounters between artists and audience. Provocative and visceral in its intent, this exhibition demands much from its artists and viewers.
Featuring: Marina Abramović, Ivan Civic, Nikhil Chopra, Amanda Coogan, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Yingmei Duan, Eunhye Hwang, Jamie Isenstein, Terence Koh, Alastair MacLennan, Kira O'Reilly, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Melati Suryodarmo, Nico Vascellari.
Tehching Hsieh will be in attendance for the opening weekend.
Curated by Marina Abramović.
Concept by Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Maria Balshaw.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and The Whitworth Art Gallery.
Marina Abramović Presents... is free but tickets must be booked to avoid disappointment.
Sunday 5 July, 11am - 12.30pm
Marina Abramović and Gustav Metzger, Interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Free, no booking required.
Sunday 12 July, 10am – 6pm
A one-day symposium led by Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Maria Balshaw. Includes admission to Sunday's performance at 2pm.
Free, booking required: email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 0161 275 7463.
Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road - Manchester