Goddess of performance art, Marina Abramović has been moving and shaking us with the same vigor and plastic force for four decades. The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, an early collector, presents the pioneering period of her radical work, which began as part of a duo in the mid-1970s with her companion and accomplice, Frank Uwe Laysiepen, known as Ulay. This is the period of the heroic cycle of performances carried out by the two artists in the four corners of the world, up to their poignant separation at the end of a long and disastrous, amorous march to the middle of the Great Wall of China in 1988. A beautiful tribute paid, one year after Ulay’s death, to the most borderline couple in the history of art. A loving elegy of incommunicability, magnificently orchestrated.
Marina Abramović & Ulay
La collection : Performances 1976 – 1988
Musée d’Art contemporain, Cité Internationale
81, quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon
Jusqu’au 2 janvier 2022
By Stéphanie Dulout