Marina Abramović

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The Hero
Lenticular print
Time-limited edition
210 x 210mm
£120 inc.VAT

This summer, Marina Abramović leads an unprecedented three-month CIRCA presentation of The Hero, a global call for courageous new heroes at a pivotal moment in our collective history. Set against today's backdrop of global instability, rising tensions and climate breakdown, the figure of a steadfast woman astride a white horse holds symbolic charge on a world stage dominated by masculine power and escalating conflict.

In support of the #CIRCAECONOMYAbramović has generously created a special time-limited edition lenticular print, uniquely capturing The Hero in movement. The print is only available to purchase throughout the duration of her CIRCA presentation.


RELEASE DATE
Available exclusively on CIRCA between 7 June - 31 August 2022

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Each Limited Edition comes with a stamped and dated certificate of authenticity.



DELIVERY
To guarantee each print arrives in perfect condition, they are carefully wrapped in tissue paper, hand packaged in a heavy duty cardboard wrap and delivered with a tracking number. Although we endeavour to deliver the print as soon as possible, please note that due to the process involved, they may take between 1-2 months to arrive in the post. The shipping fee is calculated at checkout.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
VAT is calculated in the checkout section in your cart and is dependent on the shipping destination. We collect import duties for the EU at checkout. If your delivery address is not within the United Kingdom or EU, you may be subject to import duties, taxes and delivery service charges, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Any such additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you.

ABOUT MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s, Marina Abramović has pioneered performance as a visual art form. She created some of the most important early works in this practice, including Rhythm 0 (1974), in which she offered herself as an object of experimentation for the audience, as well as Rhythm 5 (1974), where she lay in the centre of a burning five-point star to the point of losing consciousness. These performances married concept with physicality, endurance with empathy, complicity with loss of control, passivity with danger. They pushed the boundaries of self- discovery, both of herself and her audience. They also marked her first engagements with time, stillness, energy, pain, and the resulting heightened consciousness generated by long durational performance.

In 2012, she founded the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI), a non-profit foundation for performance art, that focuses on performance, long durational works, and the use of the ‘Abramović Method’. MAI is a platform for immaterial and long durational work to create new possibilities for collaboration among thinkers of all fields.

Abramović was one of the first performance artists to become formally accepted by the institutional museum world with major solo shows taking place throughout Europe and the US over a period of more than 25 years. In 2023, Abramović will be the first female artist to host a major solo exhibition in the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her first European retrospective ‘The Cleaner’ was presented at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden in 2017, followed by presentations at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, Henie Onstad, Sanvika, Norway (2017), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2018), Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun (2019), and concluding at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia (2019). In 2010, Abramovic had her first major U.S. retrospective and simultaneously performed for over 700 hours in “The Artist is Present” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.




ABOUT CIRCA
CIRCA commissions a different artist each month to present new ideas that consider our world today, circa 2022. Previous CIRCA commissioned artists include Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Tony Cokes, David Hockney and Ai Weiwei. Discover more here.

ABOUT #CIRCAECONOMY
The Hero by Marina Abramović is created especially in support of the #CIRCAECONOMY - a circular model designed to support the CIRCA free public art programme and create life-changing opportunities for the wider art & culture community. Discover more here.


Load image into Gallery viewer, Marina Abramović
Load image into Gallery viewer, Marina Abramović