Marina Abramović

Balkan Epic

Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg / 19 January - 14 May 2006

Marina Abramović, in her personal work entitled Balkan Epic, chooses to present at HangarBicocca a group of video-installations and performances created between 1997 and 2005. The works represented an anthology of the Serbian artist’s recent production on the Balkan theme among which is Balkan Baroque, a documentation of the famous performance presented at the 1997 Biennale di Venezia, and The Hero, a moving tribute to her father, a partisan during the regime of Tito. At the end of this rich journey through images, the artist presented an unedited work, Balkan Erotic Epic, based on ancient Balkan traditions, and in which Abramović faces one of her favourite themes: the relationship between body, sex and death in the popular culture of her land.