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Standing Structures for Human Use

Standing Structures for Human Use
Marina Abramović (Former Yugoslavia) 'Standing Structures for Human Use' 2017 Unique size per each piece, wood and crystal Private Collection The grandmother of performance art, Marina Abramović is one of the most influential figures in conceptual and performance art. Her work explores the relationship between the performer and audience, the limits of the body and the possibilities of the mind. With her expansive output that inspired generations of artists, Abramović received the Golden Lion at Venice Biennale in 1997. In 2000, Abramović lectured at The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University and became fascinated with Thai boxing, tattoos and the culture of fortunetelling. In 2005, she returned to Thailand to deliver poetry in memory of the tragic tsunami at Khaolak Beach, Phagnna. In Phuket, she performed 'God Punishing' by whipping the ocean with hundreds of participants. This film was shown at the exhibition ‘Traces of Siamese Smile' at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. In 2011, she participated in the 'Imagine Peace' exhibition after the political violence in Bangkok. For Bangkok Art Biennale, Abramović exhibits luminescent sculptures that invite viewer participation as a form of healing, therapy and meditation.  

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