Wednesday, June 6, 2012

For this next post I will be tackling the monster that is Marina Abramovic. She is an unbelievable artist that thinks completely out of the box and pushes herself to unthinkable limits. Marina has been redefining art for the past 3 decades. Her art has a lot to do with endurance she does things for extended amounts of time and most of the time they are physically draining and require a significant amount of focus. Endurance in art, who knew?... But it really makes since to me. Endurance is defined as the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially :the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity.  So endurance in art is using all of what you have and putting it into whatever you are creating. Your art shouldn't just be an outward experience. It should be something that you feel into your soul and that you the artist should be moved by it.  I think by putting all your blood sweat and tears into something causes you to have an out of body experience, much like what Marina does on a daily basis. In "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present" the piece that she did at the MoMA, Marina was able to have this out of body experience where she said she could feel the pain of her viewers. I guess that's something I want to achieve some day. I want to learn how to use endurance in my art, I want to be able to say I put all I had into everything I have created. We can all appreciate Marina, for the boundaries and limits she has broken. 

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