Marina Abramović: 7 Deaths of Maria Callas
Premiering in 2021, Outernet Arts is pleased to announce a screening of newly commissioned work inside the Now Building of visuals derived from Marina Abramović's first original opera, 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.
“The Outernet Arts programme and curator Marco Brambilla are giving me a great opportunity to use the largest screens in the world to exhibit. I am very excited about this collaboration and the chance to present to the wider public my work The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas in such a unique way." — Marina Abramovic
About Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović, born in 1946 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, is without question one of the seminal artists of our time.
Since the beginning of her career in Yugoslavia during the early 1970s where she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Abramović has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for emotional and spiritual transformation.
Abramovic's concern is with creating works that ritualize the simple actions of everyday life like lying, sitting, dreaming, and thinking; in effect the manifestation of a unique mental state.
As a vital member of the generation of pioneering performance artists that includes Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Chris Burden, Abramovic created some of the most historic early performance pieces and is one of few still making important durational works.