Friday, August 15, 2008
Marina Abramovic: 8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End
WAR: What is it good for and how does it affect the world's children?
That's the question performance artist Marina Abramovic dares to explore in her latest multimedia project.
Of most interest to me is the photography series titled The Family in which she "poses Laotian children — symbols of innocence — costumed as soldiers in various warlike scenarios, all against the backdrop of a region known for spirituality, but also conflict."
Read Artkrush's review of Marina Abramovic's 8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End.
PHOTO: Marina Abramovic
The Family III, 2008
C-print mounted on aluminum
71 x 88 2/3 in./ 180 x 225 cm
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
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