Marina Abramovic meets Ulay

“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”

“En los años 70, Marina Abramovic mantuvo una intensa historia de amor con Ulay. Pasaron 5 años viviendo en una furgoneta realizando toda clase de performances. En 1988, cuando su relación ya no daba para más, decidieron recorrer la Gran Muralla China, empezando cada uno de un lado, para encontrarse en el medio, abrazarse y no volver a verse nunca más. En 2010 el MoMa de Nueva York dedicó una retrospectiva a su obra. Dentro de la misma, Marina compartía un minuto en silencio con cada extraño que se sentaba frente a ella. Ulay llegó sin que ella lo supiera, y esto fue lo que pasó”

I love Abramovic’s performance art. This has to be one of her most honest works. Rhythm 0 and Rest Energy are phenomenal as well. 

(via radicalfeministquotes)

Posted: Sun March 3rd, 2013 at 7:19pm
Originally posted by carlosbaila.
Notes: 198851
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    Magical moment…her eyes litting up when she sees him…
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    ……And,…… again…… In tears……
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    Awwwwww… that is very emotional. I dont know either of em but the story and the gifs are very sweeeeet…
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    I actually watched this… this whole set was really intense.
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    That is one of the most HEARTFELT things that I have seen 2 people do.
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    I’ve experienced this silence. Some of the most intense moments I’ve ever experienced…..
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