It will be a seven-week programme and it consists of the Abramovic Method and an extensive programme of performances and immaterial art.The Abramović Method is a series of exercises designed by the artist over the course of 40 years to explore and push the boundaries of body and mind.
An original programme of parallel events – performances, workshops and talks – will also be presented by 25 artists in total. The programme includes new commissioned works by Greek artists selected by Marina Abramovic and the curatorial team, and also by the international artists: Grupo Empreza, Maria Herranz, Amanda Coogan and Kira O’Reilly.
“We live in a world of constant distraction, where taking the time to connect to ourselves is becoming more and more difficult,” said Abramović of the project. “I have designed this experience to give the public the opportunity to be free from these distractions and to be connected with themselves, with each other, and with the present moment. Never has this been more relevant, than in Greece in these trying times.”
This collaboration springs from NEON’s mission to broaden the Greek public’s access to a wide variety of contemporary art forms. Performance art is an essential element of contemporary culture. MAI serves as the legacy of its greatest exponent, Marina Abramovic, and works to promote and present collaborative projects and young artists.