The Lovers

McEvilley, Thomas and Abramovic, Marina and Mignot, Dorine and Ulay. The Lovers. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum, 1989.

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Abstract (English)

McEvilly's diaristic, 28-"chapter" account of Abramovic's and Ulay's respective performance-walks toward each other along the Great Wall of China forms the backbone for this catalogue-cum-travelogue; he discusses the history of the artists and his relationship to them, the spiritual and aesthetic aspects of walking, and the adventures and misadventures of preparing for and carrying out the trip. He draws from both European authors and Chinese poets to enhance his perspective on the subject. Mignot contextualizes the piece within the artists' career and gives an account of the exhibition; two sections are dedicated to photos and writings of each artist inspired by this experience. Biographical notes. Circa 90 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: McEvilley, Thomas (Author); Abramovic, Marina (Artist); Abramovic, Marina (Author); Mignot, Dorine (Curator); Mignot, Dorine (Author); Lubbers, Frank (Prefacer); Beeren, Wim (Prefacer); Ulay (Artist); Ulay (Author)
Dossier: 440 - ABRAMOVIC, MARINA + ULAY
Collation: 204 p. : ill. (some in col.) ; 26 x 22 cm
ISBN: 9050060285
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum
Artists: Abramovic, Marina; ULAY (LAYSIEPEN, F. UWE)
Critics / Curators / Historians: Mignot, Dorine
Event Statement: Exhibition title: "The Lovers : The Great Wall Walk ; Marina Abramovic and Ulay". - Exhibition organized by Stedelijk Museum. - Itinerary: starting in 1989, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) ; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Antwerpen) ; Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne (Paris) ; Städtische Kunsthalle (Düsseldorf) ; Moderna Museet (Stockholm) ; Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, The University of Sydney (New South Wales) ; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal ; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, The Ohio State University (Columbus).
Keywords: PERFORMANCE; TRAVEL; ORIENTALISM; COMMUNISM; IMPERIALISM; LOVE
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 1992
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:37
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/4492
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