‘Marina Abramovic: Gates and Portals’ charts the pioneering performance artist’s life-long exploration of spiritual practice in relation to long durational performance, and the significance of portals and gates throughout history and cultures.
Published on occasion of the exhibition ‘Marina Abramovic: Gates and Portals’, 24 Sep – 5 Mar 2023, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK.
“Pioneering performance artist Marina Abramovic (b. 1946, Belgrade, lives and works in New York) presents a new site-specific performance-based exhibition at Modern Art Oxford.
‘Gates and Portals’ explores transitional states of being, with each visitor participating as a performer with a small group of others. During the exhibition visitors will encounter gates and portals that prompt contemplation of bodily awareness and elevated consciousness.
The exhibition was developed following a research residency at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford in summer 2021. To complement ‘Gates and Portals’, a case installation of a film and new drawings made by the artist during her residency will be on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum.”