Published: Oct 7, 2011
Marina Abramovic, "The Kitchen I - Homage to Saint Therese," framed Lambda print, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
SAVANNAH, Georgia - SCAD's exhibitions department
is pleased to present the work of pioneering performance artist Marina Abramović
at SCAD Atlanta's Trois Gallery from Oct. 4-Nov. 8. The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution.
The Marina Abramović exhibition features three videos and an iconic series of photos that span the time from her first performance to her most recent works. This intimate exhibition chronicles the evolution of her performances: from her extremely physical early work to her more recent work exploring immateriality and the spiritual. Together the works showcase Abramović's role as a pioneer in the use of performance as a visual art form.
Earlier this year, Abramović was honored during SCAD's deFINE ART 2011 with a lifetime achievement award. Abramović's participation in these exhibitions falls on the heels of the recent retrospective "The Artist is Present" at MoMA, NY, spring 2010, which included approximately 50 works spanning over four decades of her prolific career, the first large-scale survey in the United States.
A public reception will be held on Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The Marina Abramović exhibition is held in conjunction with "Atlanta Celebrates Photography" festival, supporting Atlanta's emergence as an international center for photography.
Marina Abramović attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, during the early 1970s. She pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. Abramović presented her work at institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2010; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2004; State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2004; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan, 2004; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, 2002; and Musée Na- tional d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 1990. She received an Honorary Doctorate from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and earned the 2005-06 Best Exhibition of Time-Based Art award by the Association of Art Critics. Abramović won the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale.
Reception at Trois Gallery
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., NE
Building A, fourth floor
Oct. 4-Nov. 8, 2011
- Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday closed