Marina Abramovic returns to Milan with a new work conceived for the PAC Contemporary Art Pavilion.
The PAC in Milan is the venue chosen by Marina Abramović to host her eagerly awaited new body of work, entitled The Abramović Method. This is the first major museum exhibition premiering new works since her groundbreaking retrospective in 2010 at the MoMA, New York.
The Abramović Method will be on view at the PAC from March 21 through June 10, 2012.
“I have arrived at the conclusion that… the performance has no meaning without the public because, as Duchamp said, it is the public that completes the work of art. In the case of performance, I would say that public and performer are not only complementary but almost inseparable.”
The Abramović Method is born out of awareness that the act of performance is capable of bringing about a radical transformation both in the performer and in the public.
In an age when time is truly precious but also truly rare, Marina Abramović calls upon the actors and spectators to stop and experience the present moment.
“I could not have imagined a better place to start this project,” she said. The first volume of the exhibition catalogue is dedicated to her work in Italy, where Abramovic has performed since 1973. “I am starting ‘The Abramovic Method’ with the best public I could possibly have,” she concluded, returning to sign a pile of 2,000 certificates for participants, documents that attest their viewing.