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Concerning ConsequencesStudies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma$
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Kristine Stiles

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226774510

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.001.0001

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Cloud with Its Shadow Marina Abramović (2008)1

Cloud with Its Shadow Marina Abramović (2008)1

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(p.211) Cloud with Its Shadow Marina Abramović (2008)1
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Concerning Consequences
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Kristine Stiles

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0013

This chapter examines the art of Marina Abramović, beginning with excerpts from her The Biography (1993). Abramović belongs to a small number of artists throughout the world who pioneered body art and who established many of its aesthetic criteria. Her autobiography unmasks the foundations upon which she would practice art and suggests how she would eventually transform her life in order to live her art “in the here and now.” Abramovic's performances incriminate everyone in the former Yugoslavian nation, yoking intimate acts of purification onto the polluted social body to insinuate that the crimes of the state are also those of its citizens. The chapter considers Abramović's other works, including Cleaning the House (1996) and Cleaning the Mirror I (1995), both of which incorporate an element of “sacred contact,” and Balkan Erotic Epic (2005).

Keywords:   art, Marina Abramović, The Biography, body art, Yugoslavia, social body, Cleaning the House, Cleaning the Mirror I, sacred contact, Balkan Erotic Epic

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