|Moderna Museet opens the exhibition The Cleaner – Marina Abramović first major retrospective in Europe. For more than four decades, Marina has worked with presence and her own body as her primary artistic media. This has made her one of the most widely acknowledged artists of our time. Her uncompromising self-exposure has evoked criticism and praise in equal measure. The exhibition was produced in close collaboration with the artist and features more than 120 works. Some of these works take the form of live reperformances, films, installations and photographs from the 1970s to today, others are early paintings and works on paper from the 1960s and onwards. Some of which are being exhibited for the first time.
||Abramović’s works seek the core of concepts such as loss, memory, being, pain, endurance and trust. Her work is a matter of life and death – questions about existence and art are explored in ways that may both provoke and move us.
“[…] THE RESPONSIBILITY SHARED BY THE ARTIST AND THE
PARTICIPANTS FOR WHAT THE WORK CAN EVOLVE INTO PERMEATES HER ENTIRE OEUVRE.”- LENA ESSLING, CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION